Astoria River by Melinda Measor

Astoria River

Knitting
March 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 175 yards (137 - 160 m)
20 [22]” / 51 [56] cm brim circumference
low vision format available
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The vivid color brings the textures of the pattern to life. The Astoria River is a short river in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is an early tributary of the Athabasca River. The flows of cables in this pattern mixed with the loveliness of the blue remind me of the pretty mountain streams we have here. Therefore, it’s very aptly named.

Worked in the round, Astoria River contains written directions and charts. When the crown becomes too small to continue, you’ll switch to the magic loop method or DPNs.


SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZE INFORMATION
Adult (Large Adult)
22 (24)” / 56 (61) cm

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
20 (22)” / 51 (56) cm brim circumference– intended to be worn with 1-2” / 2.5-5 cm negative ease. Curt has a head circumference of 22” / 56 cm, shown wearing the adult size.

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
US7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles, or one size smaller than needles used for gauge
US8 (5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge
Four US8 (5 mm) double-pointed needles (DPNS), or size required to obtain gauge (Optional)

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch markers

YARN REQUIREMENTS
150 (160) yds / 137 (146) m worsted weight yarn

SUGGESTED YARN
Malabrigo – Rios
100% SW Merino
210 yds (192 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: Aquamarine

GAUGE
20 stitches by 28 rounds in stockinette on larger needles = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished hat.


LOW-VISIBILITY & SCREEN READER FORMAT
A low-visibility and a screen-reader accessible version of this pattern are available for the pattern’s English version. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility checked by read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.


WHOLESALE PRINTS
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PATTERN SUPPORT For pattern support for this design, please email melinda@rhyflowerknits.com