Avalanche Hood by Leah Chapman

Avalanche Hood

January 2017
Knitwhits Freia Handpaints Freia Ombré Super Bulky - Gradient
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 17 - 12.0 mm
340 - 348 yards (311 - 318 m)
one size
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Though I live in California now, and rarely see a single snowflake all winter, I can’t help but knit for the frozen climate of the east coast where I grew up. I love the cozy warmth of cold-weather accessories, and the Avalanche hood is just what I envision wearing if I were back in the ice and snow. It is a bold, fairytale-inspired design that is different from a typical hat or scarf, but is just as practical. The hood can be worn up, to shelter you from the cold, or worn down as a capelet to cover your shoulders.

Avalanche is a quick knit in super bulky yarn, and can be finished in just a day or two. The hood itself is knit flat with simple short-row shaping, and the textural clamshell-stitch border is added after the fact, and knit in the round.

Length from crown to hem: about 22 inches/ 58 cm
Circumference around shoulders: about 42 inches/ 107cm

Freia Fine Handpaints Yarn (100% Wool; 87 yd/79 m per 5.28 oz/150 g skein)
4 skeins in color Whisper
1 29-inch US 17/12mm circular needle
Optional: Crochet hook

6.5 sts/ 11 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch