Sawmill River by Bonnie Sennott

Sawmill River

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 49 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch with Size B needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
215 - 285 yards (197 - 261 m)
19¾ (23)" circumference; 8 (9)" height
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Sets of riverine cables flanked by alternating slips of reverse stockinette wend up to the crown of this pert cap. Knit from a single skein of Loft, Sawmill River is an accessory for those who appreciate clean, geometric style. It works up quickly and intuitively enough to make ideal gift knitting, too. Directions are given in chart form for a classic beanie fit and for a taller version with an artful slouch. Both hats begin with a brim of garter stitch and finish with a loop of i-cord, perfect for hanging them to dry after a walk in the autumn mizzle. Choose a favorite bright hue or go understated with a soothing neutral that will show off the quiet textural shifts of the stitch motifs.


CONSTRUCTION
Hat is worked in the round from brim to crown.

MATERIALS
Version I (Cap):
Approximately 215 (250) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
1 skein Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Long Johns

Version II (Beanie):
Approximately 245 (285) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
1 (2) skein(s) of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Hayloft

GAUGE
23 stitches & 49 rounds = 4” in garter stitch with Size B needle, after blocking
28 stitches & 41 rounds = 4” from Sawmill River Chart with Size A needle, after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 16” circular needle, and a set of double-pointed needles (DPN) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Brim):
One 16” circular needle two sizes smaller than size A needle
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Version I:
19¾ (23)“ circumference; 8” height
To comfortably fit head sizes of 21–24 (22–26”)

Version II:
19¾ (23)“ circumference; 9” height
To comfortably fit head sizes of 21–24 (22–26”)

SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.