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Skullcracker

Knitting
December 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 215 yards (91 - 197 m)
Infant, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large
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Description from website:

Legend speaks of a fearsome warrior sworn to defend the sanctity of the swatch, to protect the work in progress, and to guard against dropped stitches. She rights wrongly-twisted cables and exacts revenge on those who would take Elizabeth Zimmermann’s name in vain. She is armed with the sharpest of scissors in one hand and a darning egg in the other. The soft click, click, click of needles heralds her approach, and she leaves a trail of yarn scraps in her wake. They call her “The Knitter.” So watch your p’s and k’s lest you be her next target.

Show her you too are a formidable foe with this heroic helm. It begins at the crown with a magic cast-on, but only half the stitches are worked at a time. Rectangles are created on alternating sides of the hat, each increasing in width by picking up stitches from the edges of the previous piece. The final two sections feature short-rows to even things out before working a simple ribbed border. A tubular bind-off gives the appearance that the ribbing slides right off the band.