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Mahika

Knitting
June 2010
32 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern (see pattern chart)
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Medium (X-Large)
This pattern is available for download for $6.00.

I studied cultural and social anthropology in school. Because of that background and my continued interest in the subject, I always seek out to see old buildings, indigenous culture and ancient artifacts in my travels. Mahika, which is Sanskrit for earth, is inspired by hand-painted tile work I’ve seen many of my travels.

This beanie hat is worked from the bottom up using a stranded colorwork technique.

Currently, Mahika is only available for purchase at your local yarn store or via PDF download from Bijou Basin Ranch.

Pattern help available in Crafty Diversions group.


SIZES/ FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • Medium (X-Large). Sample shown worked in Medium.

MATERIALS

  • Bijou Spun Lhasa (75% yak down, 25 % bamboo, 2oz./180yds), 1 skein Brown (CC), 1 skein White (MC)
  • US 3 / 3.25 mm 16” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 3 / 3.25 mm 16” double-pointed needles (dpns), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 1 / 2.25 or US 2 / 2.75 mm 16” circular needles, or 1-2 sizes smaller than larger needles
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch markers

GAUGE

  • 32 stitches and 28 rows = 4” (10cm) in Color work pattern (see pattern chart) worked in the round using larger needles.

TECHNIQUES USED

  • Basic shaping, stranded colorwork

OTHER PATTERN DETAILS

  • Clear written instructions

  • Charted colorwork