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Sitka Spruce

Knitting
September 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 185 yards (128 - 169 m)
child small (child large, adult small, medium, large)
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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.

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PATTERN INFO

Sizing:
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

Helpful Tutorials
casting on to double pointed needles
knitting in the round on double pointed needles
casting on with magic loop
knitting in the round with magic loop
mitten knitting tutorial
hat knitting tutorial



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