Gorton by Woolly Wormhead


February 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
93 - 211 yards (85 - 193 m)
18, 20, 22, 24 in/45.75, 50.75, 56, 61 cm
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Named after an area in Manchester where the design was conceived, Gorton features proportional columns of slipped stitches against a garter stitch background. Ideal for showcasing hand-dyed yarns, the pattern is worked from the bottom up and in the round. 4 sizes are included within the pattern, as well as illustrated tutorials for the cast-on and knitting in the round techniques.

93 (119, 148, 181) yd/85 (109, 136, 166) m
30yd/28m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Sport weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport Multi (200yd/183m per 70g; 100% Wool)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.25in/54cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Mrs. Crosby Hat Box (317yd/290m per 100g; 75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere)

25 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.
24 sts x 56 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Garter St.

To fit size: 18 (20, 22, 24) in/45.75 (50.75, 56, 61) cm
Finished size: 14 (16, 18, 20) in/35.5 (40.75, 45.75, 50.75) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round

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 February 2016
PDF file size: 3.5MB
Product code: WW262KGorton
Technical editor: Heather Murray