Corryvreckan by Kate Davies Designs

Corryvreckan

Knitting
June 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in slipped-stitch pattern in the round
US 9 - 5.5 mm
213 yards (195 m)
one size to fit head circumference 51-56cm / 20-22in
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Corryvreckan

Named for Argyll’s famous whirlpool, graphic waves swirl their way around this appealing hat, following a straightforward slipped stitch pattern. Use this hat for swatching, and practicing your technique before knitting the Upstream Pullover. Depicted in these images is Jane Hunter, the knitter for whom Kate created the Bold Beginner Knits collection

The complete Bold Beginner Knits collection is now available to preorder from the KDD shop

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Àrd-Thìr (60% Highland Wool; 40%
Alpaca; 65m / 71yds per 50g skein)
1 skein of each of the following shades:
A Firemore
B Vatersay
C Camusdarach
The hat uses the majority of 1 skein of shade A (around 58m / 631/2 yds). If not knitting to gauge, you may need an extra skein.

Needles and notions
Below gauge-size circular needle, 40cm / 16in
Gauge-size circular needle, 40cm / 16in
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
16 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm / 4in on gauge-size needles.
Use 5.5mm / U.S. 9 needle as a starting point for swatching.

Size
To fit head circumference 51-56cm / 20-22in
Hat circumference (unstretched): 45.5cm / 18in

Special techniques
Working in the round; changing shades; working slippedstitch
pattern

Special techniques
Working in the round; changing shades; working slipped stitch
pattern

Pattern notes
This hat is knit seamlessly, in the round from the bottom up, following a simple striped slipped stitch pattern.