Tawas by Tanya Thomann


by Tanya Thomann
November 2016
Fleur de Fiber Royal Street
cjkoho Designs Cedar
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in unstretched, unblocked pattern (DK weight version)
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
120 - 260 yards (110 - 238 m)
one size, many gauges
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Skills needed: cast on, bind off, knit, purl, yarn over, decrease

Today, Tawas is a little tourist town on the sunrise coast of Michigan in Saginaw Bay, but years ago, it was a logging town.The bay made a perfect place to build a lumber mill and to make use of the natural resources in the area.Nearby, you’lleven find Lumberman’s Monument—a testimony to the lumber industry’s influence in the local community.

The stitch pattern in this hat reminds meof falling logs, and I can imagine the spring runs with the nearby Rifle River filled with the timber being moved totoward the mill and Lake Huron for shipping.Knitters will find this an easy toremember stitch pattern making it perfect for social knitting.The yarn overs help break up color pooling in hand painted yarns, and itis written for four different weights of yarn.Perfect for stash busting!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Unstretched and Unblocked Hat: 15”w x 11.5” tall (To be worn with negative ease and a folded cuff)

Infinity Scarf (in Bulky Weight) 21”w x 8” tall unstretched and unblocked

MATERIALS Fingering, DK, Worsted, or Bulky weight yarns

Fingering: cjkoho Designs Cedar 75% superwash correidale/ 25% nylon ; 434 yd/397 m per 4 oz skein; color: Bluegill; 1 skein

Worsted: Lanaloft Worsted 100% Wool; 160 yards/skein; color: 1 skein

Worsted: Fleur de Fiber Royal Street 50% silk/50% SW Merino; 225 yds per 3.5 oz skein; color:Dowager; 1 skein

Bulky: Classic Elite Yarns Wynter 50% superfine alpaca/50% wool; 120 yds per 100 gram skein; color: 7657; 1 skein for either hat or cowl.

1 set(s) US#1 4, 7, 103.5, 4.5, 6.0] mm) double-point needles
1 4, 7, 10 US (2.25 3.5, 4.5, 6.0 mm)16”circular

needle notions required: stitch markers, darning needle

Fingering:36 sts/38 rows = 4”in unstretched, unblocked pattern stitch on US 1
DK: 26 sts/36 rows = 4”in unstretched, unblocked pattern stitch on US 4
Worsted:18 sts/24 rows = 4”in unstretched, unblocked pattern stitch on US 7
Bulky:13 sts/20 rows = 4”in unstretched, unblocked pattern stitch on US10