Kanikula by Ursula Almeida

Kanikula

Knitting
October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33.5 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette in the round, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
10 - 190 yards (9 - 174 m)
XS (child) - XL
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Named for one of the many glaciers in scenic Denali National Park, Kanikula hearkens the breathtaking simplicity of the expansive mountainous region. Kanikula, Kahiltna and Tokositna beanies celebrate the varied colors of autumn in Alaska.

Knit in the round, Kanikula begins with a corrugated rib brim then transitions to a charted stranded knitting stockinette body. This hat fits snug with a slightly roomy crown.


Finished dimensions, and fit 0-2” / 0-5cm negative ease, flat & blocked (WxH):
XS (child) - 9.25 x 7.75” (24 x 19.5cm) - fits 18.5-20.5”/47-52cm
Small - 9.25 x 8.25” (24 x 21cm) - fits 18.5-20.5”/47-52cm
Medium - 10 x 8.75” (25.5 x 22cm) - fits 20-22”/51-56cm
Large - 10.75 x 9.25” (27 x 24cm) - fits 21.5-23.5”/55-60cm
XL - 11.5 x 9.75” (29 x 25cm) - fits 23-25”/58-63cm

Techniques:
Knitting in the round, stranded knitting 2 colors per round, decreasing, working from a chart for color placement, corrugated rib (optional)

Skill Level:
Advanced beginner - Intermediate

Yarn:
Knit Picks Palette, fingering (100% wool) 231yds per 50g

Yardage/weight estimates (for largest size):
MC (Cream)………..185yds/40g
C1 (Shire Heather)….28yds/6g
C2 (Spearmint) …………………10yds/2g
C3 (Sea Grass)……………………….14yds/3g

Materials:
Stitch markers, darning needle

Notes:
• Choosing color palette - To achieve a similar result as the sample, choose shades of the same color for C1, C2 and C3 i.e. three shades of green arranged dark to light.
• Corrugated rib is not stretchy. For a stretchy brim, substitute a standard rib worked in just one color. Also, if you are having trouble working the corrugated rib, try two-handed knitting and experiment to find which hand should hold the purl color.