Procella by Holli Yeoh

Procella

Knitting
October 2014
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25.5 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern using 3.25 mm / US 3 needles for hat
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
950 yards (869 m)
Hat: To fit head circumference 19 (21, 22, 23)" [48.5 (53.5, 56, 58.5) cm]. Mitts: Finished hand circumference 6 ¼ (6 ¾, 7 ½, 8 ¼)" [16 (17, 19, 21) cm]
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Inspired by a swirling and twisting lace pattern, this slouchy hat and fingerless mitts combination begins with a garter stitch band/cuff worked flat holding two strands of yarn together, providing a sturdy structure for the lightweight lace which is worked with a single strand. The lace pattern is worked in the round and results in a spiral of lace around each piece. Both right and left slanting stitch patterns are included for those who wish to make mitts that are mirror images of each other.

This knitting pattern includes written directions, both charts and written charted instructions, and thoughtful details.

Sizes/Finished Measurements
HAT
To fit 19 (21, 22, 23)“ / 48.5 (53.5, 56, 58.5) cm head circumference
Band circumference (unstretched): 16 ¾ (18 ¼, 19 ¾, 21 ¼)” / 42.5 (46.5, 50, 54) cm
Intended to fit with about 10-15% negative ease; choose a finished size about 2-3” (5-7.5 cm) smaller than your head.

MITTS
Finished hand circumference: 6 ¼ (6 ¾, 7 ½, 8 ¼)“ / 16 (17, 19, 21) cm
Intended to fit with about 10% negative ease; choose a finished size about ½-¾” (1-1.5 cm) smaller than your hand.

Yardage
Fingering weight or sock yarn
Both Hat and Mitts: 205 (230, 265, 300) yd / 185 (215, 240, 275) m

Just Hat: 85 (95, 105, 115) yd / 85 (95, 105, 115) yd

Just Mitts: 120 (140, 165, 190) yd / 110 (130, 150, 170) m

Shown in SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Amethyst; 425 yd (388 m) per 4 oz (115 g) skein; 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon; 2 skeins

Substitution Notes
Choose a fingering (or sock) yarn in solid / semi-solid / or tonal colourway. A variegated yarn with lots of different colours will fight with the stitch pattern and obscure it.

Gauge
Hat Gauge:
25.5 sts and 40 rounds = 4” (10 cm) over lace pattern working in the round using 3.25 mm (US 3) needles after blocking.
21 sts and 44 rows = 4” (10 cm) over garter st with two strands held together, working in rows, and using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles.

Fingerless Mitts Gauge:
35 sts and 44.5 rounds = 4” (10 cm) over lace pattern in the round using 2.5 mm (US 1 ½) needles, after blocking.
21 sts and 44 rows = 4” (10 cm) over garter st with two strands held together, working in rows, and using 3.5 mm (US 4) needles.

Techniques
Knitting in the round, increases/decreases, working simple lace from chart or written instructions, garter stitch, working flat, buttonhole and sewing on buttons.

Helpful Links
SSK & SSP Decreases video tutorial