Houndale by Woolly Wormhead


February 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
73 - 188 yards (67 - 172 m)
16, 19, 22, 25 in/40.5, 48.25, 55.75, 63.5 cm
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Houndale is a fantastic quick knit, using a soft and squishy bulky yarn, and is slightly slouchy in style. Knit in the round and bottom up, the design uses slipped stitches and twisted stitches to create it’s distinctive look.

Pattern is provided in written format, and 4 sizes are included. An illustrated guide to the specialist cast-on is also included.

73 (99, 127, 161) yd/67 (91, 117, 148) m
27yd/25m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
Super Bulky weight, chainette yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 6.5mm/UK3/US10½ and 8mm/UK0/US11 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Debbie Bliss Paloma (73yd/67m per 50g; 60% Alpaca, Merino)
Shown in size 22in/55.75cm on model with 22.5in/57.25cm circumference head

14 sts x 20 rows to 4in/10cm on 6.5mm needles over Twisted Rib
12 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 8mm needles over Garter St.

To fit sizes: 16 (19, 22, 25) in/40.5 (48.25, 55.75, 63.5) cm
Finished size: 13.75 (16, 18.25, 20.5) in/35 (40.5, 46.25, 52) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorial for Alternate Cable cast-on

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published February 2013
PDF file size: 2.7MB
Product code: WW218KHoundale
Technical editor: Heather Murray