Winding Journey by Julliana Lund
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Winding Journey

Knitting
February 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
335 - 450 yards (306 - 411 m)
XS (S, M, L)
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Hat Sizing
Brim Circumference: 18 (20, 22, 24) inches
Length: 6.5 (7.25, 8.25, 9.25) inches

  • The hat is worked flat until the top of the button bands then joined in the round.
  • The four edge sts on each side are worked in garter stitch to form the button band.
  • The body of the hat is worked in stockinette stitch (k on RS, p on WS).
  • Instructions are included if you would like to reverse the motif and place it on the left side.

Fingerless Mitts Sizing
Wrist Circumference: 5 (6, 7, 8) inches
Length: 5 (6.25, 6.25, 6.25) inches

  • The mitts are worked flat and then attached in the round at the end.
  • The four edge sts on each side are worked in garter stitch to form the button band.
  • To “loosely” cast on, I like to use a needle 1 or 2 sizes larger than called for. Just be sure to switch to the correct needle size for your first row!

Recommended Yarn
1 (1, 1, 2) skein(s) – Malabrigo, Arroyo (100% Superwash Merino, 335 yds/100 g). Sample used colorway “Fresco y Seco.”

Note: You will need less than 1 skein for either the hat or the mitts in all sizes. Sizes XS, S, and M take less than half a skein for the hat or the mitts, so you could get both the mitts and hat out of one skein. Size L will need extra yarn if you plan on making both the hat and the mitts.

Materials

  • 6 (6, 7, 7) buttons, sized about 1/2” diameter for hat.
  • 12 (14, 14, 14, 14) buttons, sized about 1/2” diameter for both mitts.

Gauge
25 sts x 34 rows = 4 inches x 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Needles

  • size US 3 / 3.25 mm for pattern and stockinette
  • size US 1 / 2.25 mm for ribbing

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions

  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers

“Winding Journey” was born out of a desire to give back to the Northern Utah Autism Program. Both of my sons have benefited from this pre-school for children on the autism spectrum. While I wanted to design something that represented our family’s journey it took some time for me to bring it all together.

Having autistic children brings a lot of twists and turns into your life, represented by the cable pattern. But, even with all these unexpected detours something beautiful comes out of the experience. This is represented by the leaf pattern growing out of the cables. Finally, we’ve come to realize that although we often feel separated from “typical” families, it is only when we come together as a community that we can all learn and grow together. The buttons holding together the two edges of fabric represent this unity.

To support this amazing pre-school I’ve decided that all proceeds from the sale of this pattern will go to NUAP. I will also be running a KAL on my blog and podcast (Equal Opportunity Crafter Podcast). We will start on February 18 and run through March 31, 2014. There will be prizes along the way and in the end we’ll all be a little warmer!