Yukiya by Julia Trice
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February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 51 rows = 4 inches
in slipped stitch pattern (french weave)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
one, 20.5" circumference will fit average woman or teen
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This pattern is part of Shalimarch 2014 event. See all the participating designs, discounts and giveaways in the Shalimarch thread.

The Yukiya Slouchy is a whimsical knit to carry you through those last frigid days of winter. Worked in three colors, it features bands of alternating color and stitch pattern/texture. The patterning is achieved by slipping stitches rather than stranding (as in fair isle), and is a great project for people working their way up to stranded color knitting. The patterns have short repeats and are easy to memorize. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

required skills:
knitting in the round
working in two colors (slipped st, not fair isle)

finished measurements
18.5” / 47 cm circumference at ribbing.
20.5” / 52.5 cm circumference at widest point.
10” / 25 cm tall.

1 skein each Shalimar Yarns Paulie in “Toast Points” (Color A); “Land Katie! Scarlett (Color B); and “Glacier” (Color C) 420 yds / 384 m per 3.5 oz / 1 00 g; 60% merino wool / 20% camel; 10% cashmere / 10% silk.

Hat requires approximately 210 yds / 190 m color A, 60 yds / 55 m color B, 60 yds / 55 m color C, of fingering weight yarn.

needles & notions
US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needles
US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needles
US 4 (3.5 mm) double-pointed needles
OR size necessary to make gauge.
removable stitch marker
darning needle
2.5” / 6.5 cm pompom maker (optional)

31 sts, 37 rnds equal 4” / 10 cm in Ribbing using US 4 (3.5 mm) needles.
28 sts, 51 rnds equal 4” / 10 cm in French Weave using US 5 (3.75 mm) needles.
31 sts, 53 rnds equal 4” / 10 cm in Woven Dots using US 5 (3.75 mm) needles. (Count includes rnds created by color C weaving.)

Work swatch in French Weave. Other gauges provide a useful reference, but French Weave gauge is most crucial for accuracy.

The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.