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Pinus Silvestris Hat

The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet
Violently Domestic
Pantsville Press
March 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
140 - 200 yards (128 - 183 m)
s, m, l, fits a head of about 20, 22, 24 inches
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Pinus silvestris
Flowers are showy, they get all the attention. But plants that don’t make what we think of as flowers can be just as lovely as their flashier counterparts. I wanted to be sure to include at least a few of them in this collection, and the Scots pine is a perfect example. The socks are simple stockinette with a decorated panel that runs down the front and back. The panel is mirrored and twists gently around your foot. The pattern on the panel is drawn from the scales on the mature pine cone. The hat is inspired by the amazing orange color and intricate texture of the young pine cone. The decorated band at the bottom produces a lovely wavy edge while the plain crown ensures a comfortable fit. Be sure to peek at the inside of the hat as some people like that even more.