A Whispered Secret by Alex Richards

A Whispered Secret

by Alex Richards
Knitting
October 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 yards (146 m)
to fit 21-23” (53.5-58.5 cm) circumference head; height 9.5" (24 cm); circumference (unstretched): 21.25' (54 cm)
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This pattern is part of the Found Objects collection. This project was based on the idea that inspiration can be found in every nook and cranny of our daily lives, especially the ones that seem the most unremarkable. Each piece in this collection is based on a found object. These objects were gathered from the places I see and inhabit every day. Every item I chose had a story to share, and from those stories came inspiration for seven knitted accessories, which may someday, in turn, inspire someone else.

Very simple cables arranged to resemble a flickering flame dance around the body of A Whispered Secret: a cozy hat with just the right amount of slouch.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: 160 yards (146 metres), 75 g aran weight yarn
Sample shown in Botanical Fibres Northern Collection Aran (100% wool, 240 yards 219 metres, 113g) x 1 skein in Onion Skins 001
Notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker, cable needle
Gauge: 18 stitches x 23 rounds = 4” (10 cm), over stockinette, blocked