Chiral by Woolly Wormhead


October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
149 - 200 yards (136 - 183 m)
20, 22, 24 in/50.75, 56, 61 cm
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Chiral introduces an element of asymmetry to the Lateralis construction with leaves adorning just one end of each of the distinctive arches. This gives it a more organic feel, while still providing balance and perfect geometric harmony.

The pattern is written for three sizes, with sizing achieved through gauge, and includes tutorials for German Short Rows and Kitchener Stitch.

Featuring short row colourwork, each of the Lateralis Hats is knit sideways and grafted. Unlike other sideways knit Hats, these patterns aren’t constructed from panels, and they will lead you on an altogether different adventure. The pattern is provided as a map for the short rows - a directional chart - that will help guide you through the pattern.

Yarn A: 148yd/135m; Yarn B: 19yd/17m
61yd/56m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
DK weight; plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Single 3mm (3.25mm, 3.5mm) 60cm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Two circular needles, one or two sizes smaller
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in RiverKnits BFL DK in shades Sommerliche Nachthimmel & Shroom (246yd/225m per 100g; 100% BFL)

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 22.75in/57.75cm circumference head

Sizing in this pattern is achieved through gauge. The sideways nature of this design creates a great deal of stretch, as garter stitch is incredibly stretchy.

Size & Gauge
To fit size: 20in/50.75cm; use 3mm needles
Gauge: 25 sts x 50 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 16in/40.75cm
Length: 7.75in/19.5cm

To fit size: 22in/56cm; use 3.25mm needles
Gauge: 24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 16.75in/42.25cm
Length: 8in/20.25cm

To fit size: 24in/61cm; use 3.5mm needles
Gauge: 22 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 18.25in/46.25cm
Length: 8.75in/22.25cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, short rows, specialist cast-on, grafting

Pattern contents
Charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for German Short Rows & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)

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 October 2018
PDF file size: 4MB, image res. 300DPI
Product code: WW343KChiral
Technical editors: Heather Murray & Kate Atherley