Storm Warning by Louise Zass-Bangham

Storm Warning

October 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch/Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
385 yards (352 m)
S/M to fit 20"/51cm head & L/XL to fit 22"/56cm head
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An extra-warm lined hat with blocks of bold colour against a dark sky. Fully reversible, this hat co-ordinates with the other pieces in the Safe Haven story. Pick-out your favourite tones.

Seamless, the colourwork is all simple stripes, no intarsia. This is a great project for an intermediate knitter - skills used include a provisional cast on, working in the round and 3-needle bind-off.

You only need half a ball of each of the contrast colours, so you can put the leftovers towards one of the other pieces in the Safe Haven ebook, such as the double-layer cowl, Harbour Lights. I’m looking forward to wearing these together in deepest winter.

S/M to fit 20”/51cm head L/XL to fit 22”/56cm head

Blue Sky Alpacas Sportweight 100% baby alpaca, 100m/110yds per 50g skein.
2 x Denim 522(A). Half a skein each of Scarlet 518 (B), Blue Spruce 545 (C), Egg Plant 512 (D).
3.25mm & 3.25 / US 3 & 5 needles for your preferred method of working in the round - either double pointed needles, two sets of circulars, or circular with 80cm/32” cable for magic loop.
Stitch marker
Waste yarn or spare interchangeable cable.
Materials for provisional cast on.
Tapestry needle (there is some optional grafting)
Spare needle size 3.75/US 5 for 3-needle bind-off.

22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm/4” square over stocking stitch (stockinette) using 3.75mm/US 5 needles or size required to get gauge.

Technical footnote
If you’re working in the round and want to get rid of the jog in the 1-row stripes, try TECHknitter’s Helix stripes technique. (Thanks Aaronknits.)

Technical editing: Akshata Dhareshwar
Photography: Denise Lindberg & Louise Zass-Bangham