Water Oaks by Emily Ringelman

Water Oaks

Knitting
July 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 Twisted Rib in the Round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
130 - 180 yards (119 - 165 m)
Teen/Adult Small (Adult Medium, Adult Large)
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I live in an older neighborhood called, funnily enough, Sherwood Forest. As you can imagine, trees are the dominate landscaping. My backyard has several huge, old Water Oaks that drop what feels like millions of acorns every year. The lace motifs on this hat remind me of the acorns that cover my yard. While the acorns look complex, they are actually created simply with yarn overs and standard decreases.

Skills Needed: Skills Needed: Twisted stitches, reading a chart OR working from written lace instructions, knitting in the round, small diameter knitting in the round, basic increases and decreases.

…{size}….
Teen/Adult Small (Adult Medium, Adult Large)
Finished Circumference: 15.75 (18, 20.25)”
Finished Height: 9 (10, 10.5)”
To be worn with 3-4” of negative ease.

…{yarn}…
Skeinny Dipping Silky Worsted; (50% Superwash Wool, 50% Silk; 200yd per 114 g skein); Color: Quaking Aspens, 1 skein for all sizes, or about 120 (135, 155) yards of worsted weight yarn that knits to gauge (not including pompom; for pompom, allow 25-35 extra yards.)

…{recommended needles}…
Change needle size as necessary to achieve correct gauge.
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16 inch circular needle
1 set 4 or 5 US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles (dpn)

…{notions}…
1 Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Optional: Pompom maker

…{gauge}…
24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in Twisted Rib in the round
One Acorn measures 2.25” wide by 2.25” tall.