Blood Thistle by Faye Kennington

Blood Thistle

Knitting
September 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Stockinette in the round, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
180 - 225 yards (165 - 206 m)
19¾ (23, 26¼)”/ 50 (58.5, 66.5)cm
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My friend Peter told me “Blood Thistle” is an herb that gows in the Eversong Woods and can only be harvested by elves. Yes, in a video game. I can’t write better romance text than that!

Blood Thistle features an all-over foliage pattern just perfect for autumn.

The finished hat is 19. (23, 26.)”/ 50 (58.5, 66.5)cm around and 7. (8., 9.)”/ 18.5 (21, 23.5)cm deep.

Choose a size with approximately 2”/5cm positive ease, based on width.

Materials:
Sweet Paprika Designs Norwood, 100% Norbouillet Wool, 225y/205m; 100g/3.5 oz. . skein each of Canasta (MC), and Sandcastle (CC).

Tools:
US 6 (4mm) 16”/40cm circular and double pointed needles or needle size necessary to obtain gauge.
US 4 (3.5mm) 16”/40cm circular, or two sizes smaller than gauge needle; stitch marker; tapestry needle.

Gauge:
22 sts/24 rounds over 4”/10cm in stranded stockinette in the round with larger needle, blocked.