Zarena by Katrin Schubert
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Zarena

Knitting
June 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Knit one purl one
US 4 - 3.5 mm
190 - 200 yards (174 - 183 m)
M
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The ZARENA hat pattern is first of all a simple knit-one-purl-one pattern, which will perfectly fit around your hat. Stripes with slipped stitches were knit in between, probably you will need cable needles to knit these rounds .

It was stunning, how the combination of simple pattern stripes came out. It looks quite sophisticated and complex, in reality the pattern stripes are easy enough for beginners and young knitters. Use light neutral colors, tonal/ solid or variegated / gradient. The pattern is so addictive, I could not resist to knit three hats in one go!

If you are using hand-painted yarn - the irregular painterly quality of the yarn lends itself beautifully to this pattern, adding depth and dimension to the knitted fabric. Wear the ZARENA hat for a female accessory!

The pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up. Directions are given for one size, only by changing needle size and gauge you can knit a smaller or larger size.

MEASUREMENTS
circumference 17” / 44cm to fit head circumference 21 “ / 53cm

DEPTH
9” / 23cm

YARN
Altogether 195 yards / 180 m of DK weight yarn
Shown sample was knit with Wollmeise DK (100% Merino, 468 yards/ 7,05 ounces, 428m /200g) in Nature and Q.E.D.
You can also use any other DK weight yarn.

NEEDLES
Size 4 US / 3,5mm, 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or long circular for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd

NOTIONS
1 stitch marker and darning needle for weaving in ends, 2 cable needles

GAUGE
28 sts, 28 rounds = 4” / 10cm in blocked knit one purl one rib

TECHNIQUES
cast on, k, p, slipped stitches, Rsldec, k2tog, cross over