Vortice by Woolly Wormhead


April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
147 - 390 yards (134 - 357 m)
17, 20, 22, 24 in/43.25, 50.75, 56, 61cm
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Bias-knit garter stitch creates a spiral of colour sweeping around the head to a four-pointed crown. Short rows, provisional cast-on and a Kitchener stitch finish (tutorials provided) ensure a perfect, seamless fit in four sizes.

Vortice’s angled garter ridges are perfect for taming a wild sock yarn; try it in a gradient set or use a mix of scraps to create bold colour wedges.

147 (203, 267, 340) yd/135 (186, 245, 311) m
50yd/46m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter.St.
4Ply, fingering or sock weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 2.75mm/UK12/US2 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
2.75mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock (425yd/389m per 100g; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 22in/56cm circumference head

28 sts x 42 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St.
28 sts x 56 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over Garter St.

To fit sizes: 17 (20, 22, 24) in/43.25 (50.75, 56, 61) cm
Finished size: 13.75 (16, 18.25, 20.5) in/35 (40.75, 46.5, 52) cm
Finished depth: 5.5 (6.5, 7.5, 8.5) in/14 (16.5, 19, 21.5) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, increases & decreases, short rows, provisional cast-on, grafting

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)

Accessibility Statement
The main PDF for this pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background and does not rely on colour.

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published April 2015
PDF file size: 3.3MB
Product code: WW254KVortice
Technical editor: Heather Murray