Traquair Hat and Mitts by Amanda B Collins
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Traquair Hat and Mitts

Knitting
January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Herringbone Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
410 - 481 yards (375 - 440 m)
S/M [M/L]

A hat and mitts set in a variety of herringbone stitch (yarn quantities are for both hat and mitts!). They’re knitted flat — the stitch is fully described in the instructions — and then seamed using a three-needle bind-off. The fabric is dense and cushy, with a wrong side that’s as lovely as the right side. Designed to make the most of speckle-dyed singles yarns, they can both be worked from one skein plus less than half a skein of contrast yarn. Or use a plain yarn throughout with a bold highlight.

Materials
Approx. 250-285m/273-312yds MC & 125-155m/138-170yds CC 4-ply/fingering weight yarn for both hat & mitts.

Shown in: MC - Skein Queen Selkino (400m/440yds per 100g; 70% Merino/30% silk) in Taransay
CC - Skein Queen Enchant (400m/440yds per 100g; 70% alpaca/20% silk/10% cashmere) in Eau de Nil

3mm (US2) needles of your choice for knitting hat brim; cuff and top edge of mitts flat
3mm (US2) pair of double pointed needles for picking up sts and 3-needle bind-off

5mm (US8) needles of your choice for knitting herringbone stitch body of accessories flat
(Or sizes needed to achieve gauge)

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Finished measurements
HAT 47 51cm/18.5 20” around
To fit head 53 58cm/21 23” around head at brim
22cm/8.5” in height, brim to crown

MITTS 18 21cm/7 8.25” in circumference around wrist/palm
21 23cm/8.25 9” around palm & thumb together