Sitka Spruce - by Emily Wessel
The temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest are
home to many species of evergreen, including the sitka
spruce. Walking here you can hug the big trees, smell
the moss and damp earth, and listen as the ancient
trees whisper to one another. The light that filters down
through the canopy far above is green and magical.
The twisted stitch pattern that adorns the hat and mittens
is elegant, geometrical and unisex. The pattern includes
instructions for a snug beanie and a slouchier beret style hat.
knitting in the round, twisted sts, decreases, increases, placing sts on hold, picking up sts.
Mittens: adult small (medium, large)
Finished palm measurement: 7” (7.75”, 8.5”)
Finished hand height: 6.5” (7.5”, 8.5”)
For Child size (finished palm 5.5”, hand height 6”) work adult small instructions in DK weight yarn at 22sts/4”
Hat: Pattern written for beanie (beret) styles of hat
Hat fits adult head 21-23” in circumference. Blocking can be used after-the-fact to make the hat larger.
For small (large) Child sizes, work beanie (beret) instructions in DK weight yarn at 22 sts / 4”. Fits head circumference 16”-18”.
Yarn: worsted / aran weight yarn
Hat: 160 (185) yds
Mittens: 140 (150, 165) yds
(sample shown in Malabrigo Worsted in lettuce’)
Gauge: 18 sts / 4” in stockinette stitch (using larger needles)
Needles: US #7 / 4.5mm and US #8 / 5.0mm (or as req’d to meet gauge); 20” circular needle and double pointed needles for decreasing at crown
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