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Trilobite

Knitting
June 2009
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
184 - 216 yards (168 - 198 m)
one
This pattern is available for free.

Living with a paleontologist has its perks, including an apartment littered with fossils. Some recent additions were a selection of trilobites in shale, collected last March in Oak Springs Summit, Nevada. Examining these, it occurred to me that the form of the trilobite in relief might make for a challenging cable project.

The resulting hat is worked from the brim up, and four cabled trilobite sections are worked vertically. The crown decreases follow the visual line created by the narrowing trilobite body, and hence won’t interfere with the pattern.

This quick and engaging project will make a great holiday gift for all your paleontologically-inclined loved ones.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

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