Thick & Thin by Xandy Peters
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Thick & Thin

November 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 ribbing
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
30 - 200 yards (27 - 183 m)
Scarf - 6.5 x 50" Hat - small=18-20" large=21-23"
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Thick & Thin hat and scarf are celebrate the natural beauty of hand knits. The contrast of scale and simple geometry make both of these accessories classic with just enough interest to hold your attention.

Both of these accessories are knit with both worsted and super bulky yarn, creating a very unusual magnifying glass type effect. You can choose to match the colors and tell a texture story, or to switch it up and color block as well. As a plus, after making it half way through each project, just as you start to wish you could knit faster, you get to switch to size 15 needles.

The scarf looks great on a man, but as a woman who is just not into lace, I adore it.

The hat is nongendered also and all adult size heads.

Yarn A: Brown Sheep Lanaloft Worsted
or any worsted weight yarn
Scarf - 200 yards
Hat - 100 yards
Yarn B: Brown Sheep Burly Spun
or equivalent such as Lion Brand Thick and Quick or Cascade Magnum
Scarf - 100 yards
Hat - 30 yards

Needle A: Size 10 (6mm) 36” circular needles
And double pointed 10s to start hat.
Needle B: Size 15 (10mm) 36” circular needles

Gauge for yarn A: 24 stitches and 22 rows for a 4” square of K1, P1 ribbing.
Gauge for yarn B: 12 stitches and 10 rows for a 4” square of K1, P1 ribbing.