Corduroy Road by Catherine Knutsson

Corduroy Road

by Catherine Knutsson
Knitting
November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with larger needles, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
218 - 436 yards (199 - 399 m)
Hat: Five Sizes, Scarf 3 Sizes
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Top the winter chill off with the close-fitting, reversible toque, Corduroy Road Hat & Scarf set. Inspired by the Cape Scott Trail of corduroy roads on Vancouver Island, fun twisted stitches and purls traverse the fabric for a perfect set that’s also great to gift.

The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Two cast on methods are included below, but if another cast on is preferred, please ensure it is stretchy.

The scarf is worked flat from one end to the other. Instructions for the cable cast on and k2tog bind off are included, but if other methods are preferred, please ensure they have some stretch to allow for proper blocking.

The stitch patterns, including the crown decreases, are both written (see Stitch Instructions) and charted (pages 4 and 5) for your preference.

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hat: 13 (14 ½, 15 ¾, 19 ¼, 21)“ / 33 (37, 40, 49, 53.5) cm circumference
Intended to be worn with 1-2” / 2.5-5 cm negative ease. Sample size is 19” / 48.5 cm
Scarf: 3 ¾ (6 ½, 8 ¾)” / 9.5 (16.5, 22) cm width
62 ¾“ / 160 cm length
Sample size is 6 ½ x 63 ¾” / 16.5 x 160 cm

YARN
Hat: 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Yarn Mohair Silk DK in Iris (218 yd / 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 90% Superwash Merino, 5% Super Kid Mohair, 5% Silk)
Scarf: 1 (2, 2) skein(s) SweetGeorgia Yarns Yarn Mohair Silk DK in Iris (218 yd / 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 90% Superwash Merino, 5% Super Kid Mohair, 5% Silk)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm long
Size 5 US / 3.75 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm long
Size 5 US / 3.75 mm set of five double-pointed needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch marker, tapestry needle

GAUGE
Hat:
25 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in 1x1 ribbing using smaller needles after light blocking.
25 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Corduroy stitch using larger needles after light blocking
22 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch using larger needles after light blocking
Scarf:
22 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Corduroy stitch using larger needles, after aggressive blocking
22 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch using larger needles, after aggressive blocking