Kvosin by Stephen West


February 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 - 305 yards (274 - 279 m)
One Size
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This slouchy hat is a combination platter of different knitting techniques and construction methods. First, a fair isle strip is worked flat, but the yarn is cut after each row so you only have to do stranding on the knit side. Then, stockinette stitch with garter ridge stripes adds texture to the sideways body. Stitches are picked up in the round for the contrasting cabled brim with a rolled stockinette edge and the crown shaping also features cables in the round. The long cut ends from the fair isle strip are woven into the brim for a decorative look that also saves you from weaving each strand individually into the fabric.

Finished Measurements
20” / 51cm circumference, 11” / 28cm long

Fingering weight

Color A - 145yds / 133m
Color B - 120yds / 110m
Color C - 12yds / 11m
Color D - 12yds / 11m
Color E - 12yds / 11m

Shown in
Brooklyn Tweed LOFT

Brown/Yellow Version
Color A - Woodsmoke
Color B - Meteorite
Color C - Wool Socks
Color D - Embers
Color E - Hayloft

Greens Version
Color A - Fauna
Color B – Barn Owl
Color C - Artifact
Color D – Birdbook
Color E – Button Jar

47” US 4 / 3.5mm circulars
Magic Loop method used for circular brim and crown shaping. A straight needle with DPNs could also be substituted.

1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

24 sts & 48 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch

The crown shaping set up rnd should read “k4, p2” instead of “p4, k2”.

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