Temescal by Arlette
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Temescal

by Arlette
Knitting
October 2014
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
140 - 240 yards (128 - 219 m)
S (17-19" / 43 - 48 cm) | L (19-21" / 48 - 53 cm)
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Knit from the top down to the brim in anything from sock- to aran-weight yarn, Temescal is a hat as multifaceted as the Oakland neighborhood it’s named after. It’s wispy and delicate in soft colors or lightweight yarn; low-key but deep in solids or semisolids; or satisfyingly bold and chunky (and warm!) at heavier gauges.

The easy, interesting textured stitch pattern knits up quickly even at finer weights, since it has you knitting with two strands of yarn at once, and does a great job of taming even the most vibrant or pooling-prone hand-dyed yarns.

The pattern includes a photo tutorial for the easy and unusual pattern stitch, tips for adapting the pattern for Magic Loop, and a detailed schematic for three different stripe patterns — including one created to show off gradient-dyed mini-skein kits from my local favorite indie dyer, Pigeonroof Studios.

Skill level
Confident beginner/comfortable intermediate: The top-down construction takes some concentration, but once you get a few rounds in it’s smooth sailing all the way down to the brim. Includes clear, photo-illustrated directions for the pattern stitch.

Suggested needles
Sock-weight version: US 9 / 5.5 mm & US 2 / 2.5 mm
Sport/DK version: US 10.5 / 6.5 mm & US 4 / 3.5 mm
Worsted/Aran version: US 13 / 9 mm & US 5 / 3.75 mm

Suggested yarn requirements
Sock-weight version: 220-240 yds / 200-220 m
Sport/DK version: 180-210 yds / 165-180 m
Worsted/Aran version: 140-150 yds / 130-140 m

Sizes
XS/S: (17-19” / 43 - 48 cm)
M/L: (19-21” / 48 - 53 cm)

Resources
Techknitting: Disappearing loop cast-on
Super Fun Knits: Disappearing loop cast-on tutorial
Techknitting: Tubular cast-off