Themisto by Tori Gurbisz


October 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
130 - 190 yards (119 - 174 m)
XS, S, M, L
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This hat is named for Themisto, one of the many moons of Jupiter. In Greek mythology, Themisto was daughter of a river god and one of Zeus’ many lovers. Solid cables twine along a striped background of reverse stockinette, creating an interesting hat and an engaging project.

This hat is worked from the bottom up in the round with two colors. The simple colorwork only requires one color per row, no stranding! Stripes and slipped stitches are all it takes. Both written and charted instructions are included.

XS (16/40.5) [S (17.75/45), M (19.5/49.5), L (21.25/52.5)] inches/cm.
To fit head circumference: XS (16/40.5 to 18/45.5) [S (18/45.5 to 20/51), M (20/51 to 22/56), L (22 +/56 +)] inches/cm.
Shown in M, modeled on a 21 inch/53.5cm head.

Sunshine Yarns Merino Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino, 175 yards, 100g.
MC - Dark Charcoal, approx. 80 [90, 100, 110] yards.
CC - Red Zinger, approx. 50 [60, 70, 80] yards.
US6/4mm and US8/5mm 16 inch circular needles and/or a longer circular for magic loop, double-point needles; whatever your preferred method is for knitting small circumferences in the round.
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2 Cable needles

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A big thanks to my tech editor, Kate Vanover, and my great test knitters.