The Highlighter Affair by Shaina Scott
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The Highlighter Affair

May 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 - 400 yards (137 - 366 m)
Baby 14” (Toddler 18”, Child 20”, Adult M 23”, Adult L 25”)
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The Highlighter Affair is a slouchy hat knit in 2 colors of fingering weight yarn. It uses the butterfly stitch as well as wrap & turns to create a fun texture with color pops. There are only a couple of purl rows on the brim and the rest is all knits and slipped stitches so it’s a much easier hat to make than it appears.

This is a great stash-buster for those little leftover bits of sock yarn, too! ftmhling made a super cute version with some odds and ends leftover from other projects. Forget making a sock-yarn blanket, knit up a quick sock-yarn hat instead. To really make this a simple & fun colorwork project, try making a Magic Ball out of your scraps & mini-skeins then pair it with a contrasting solid or semi-solid!

Skill level:
intermediate - knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off, decreasing, knitting in the round, Directions are given for the Butterfly Stitch and Wrap & Turns.

A Note On Gauge:
The given gauge is pretty loose for stockinette, this is intentional because of the fabric needed for the Butterfly Stitch. If done at a tighter gauge the fabric can become too tight and doesn’t drape well in the finished hat.

The yarn pictured in the pattern is Madeline Tosh Merino Light in the Edison Bulb and Holi Festival colorways. Hedgehog Fibers Sock and Claudia Hand Painted Addicted are other favorites of mine that look amazing in this pattern.

You will need between 75 and 200 yards of each color. (Total yardage is between 150 and 400 yards.)

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Photography by DoeDeer Photography