Dirt Roads Hat & Scarf by Donna Druchunas
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Dirt Roads Hat & Scarf

Knitting
April 2016
Ross Farms Heritage Breed Wools Worsted
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Cable & Rib pattern, slightly stretched
US 7 - 4.5 mm
250 yards (229 m)
Scarf and Hat to Fit Adult, see notes for details
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The ribs and cables in this hat and scarf remind me of the dirt roads here in Northern Vermont. In winter, they’re covered with ice and snow. In spring they’re muddy and rutted. In summer and fall, they’re clean and smooth and often in better shape than many of our paved roads. But at any time of year, dirt roads are part of life in Vermont. Even some of our main highways are unpaved, and the shortest distance from here to anywhere usually includes at least a few miles over a stretch of dirt.

These patterns are easy to knit but if you’re a new cable knitter, you may feel like you’re skidding on ice or sinking in the mud. But don’t be afraid! Before you know it, you’ll be happily driving along toward your destination without a worry.

Scarf
Approx 6” (15 cm) wide by 64” (162 cm) long, without fringe

Hat
16” (41cm) circumference
9” (23cm) long, excluding pompom

Ross Farms works hard to make you amazing wool products from their flock of Heritage and Rare Sheep.

Learn more about this wonderful Pennsylvania farm on their website.

Yarns are for sale in their Etsy store and at various sheep and wool festivals throughout the year.