Chamisa by Alyssa Latuchie

Chamisa

Knitting
June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in blocked cable pattern, on larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
225 yards (206 m)
18” (51.5 cm) circumference at band (because this hat does not have a true brim, the circumference is a bit smaller than normal to make sure it stays in place), about 9” (22.9 cm) tall
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The Chamisa trail is the perfect trail for a weekday hike. It is close to town, but you still get to be among the big trees which always makes me feel like I am far from it all. Chamisa is a shrubby plant that is quite common in the southwest and along the Chamisa trail. The grey-green body of the Chamisa plant are so indicative of plants out here in the southwest and provide a great contrast to the high desert landscape. The traveling cables on this hat remind me of the Chamisa plant. They look complicated, but are very approachable and the result is really quite striking.

Yarn
Linea, by Crave Yarn, (colorway: Sojourn) fingering weight, 90% Superwash Fine Merino, 10% Cashmere, 410 yards (375 m) per 100g skein, in color Sojourn, 55 grams, approximately 225 yds/206 m

Sizing

18” (51.5 cm) circumference at band (because this hat does not have a true brim, the circumference is a bit smaller than normal to make sure it stays in place), about 9” (22.9 cm) tall, blocked

Needles and Notions

circulars or dpns depending on your preferences
US 1 (2.25mm) needles
US 3 (3.25mm) needles
1 stitch marker for BOR, 11 optional st markers different from BOR marker to separate repeats
Tapestry needle
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This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted