Arkanoid by Woolly Wormhead


February 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
2.75 mm (C)
184 - 368 yards (168 - 336 m)
14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 in/ 35.5, 40.75, 45.75, 51, 56, 61 cm
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Break out of boring with this deceptively simple Hat. Rows of bricks stack up in a textural stitch pattern that allows you you the choice of using solid or variegated yarn for a range of effects. Since it also lends itself to easy adaptation for a different gauge, Arkanoid is an ideal stash buster.

Instructions for a generous six sizes are provided, with notes on knitting a less slouchy version, as well as tutorials for the crochet provisional cast-on and joining live stitches.

Arkanoid ist eine zeitgemäße geometrische Slouchmütze mit weichem Rand und reichhaltig detailliertem Muster.

Die Anleitung enthält 6 Größen und läßt sich problemlos für andere Garnstärken und Maschenproben anpassen. Hinweise für eine kopfnähere Variante werden ebenfalls gegeben.

127 (154, 188, 226, 268, 313) yd/116 (141, 173, 207, 245, 286) m
53yd/49m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
4Ply or fingering weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 2.75mm/UK12/US2 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
2.75mm crochet hook
3yd/3m waste yarn
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in BabyLongLegs Semi~Precious 4ply (437yd/400m per 100g; 50% Merino, 50% Silk)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.75in/52.25cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk (437yd/400m per 100g; 85% Merino, 15% Silk)

26 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St.

To fit sizes: 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) in/ 35.5 (40.75, 45.75, 51, 56, 61) cm
Finished size: 11.75 (13.5, 15.25, 17, 18.75, 20.25) in/ 30 (34.5, 38.75, 43.25, 47.5, 51.5) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, joining live sts

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Crochet provisional cast-on & Joining live sts

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published February 2012
PDF file size: 3.3MB
Product code: WW180KArkanoid
Technical editors: Tana Pageler & Heather Murray