Hope Entangled by Megan Hasley

Hope Entangled

December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
70 - 125 yards (64 - 114 m)
Small (17-19” / 43-48cm); Medium (19-21” / 48-53cm); Large (21-23” / 53-58cm)
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Hope is such a tricky word that gets thrown about in so many situations. Rarely does anything that we hope for come simply, or without some struggles along the way. I was thinking heavily on this during moments of personal change, growth, development, struggle, happiness, elation, frustration, and angst. It wasn’t a bad thing or a good thing, it just was. I began to celebrate the entangled moments of emotion, amidst the changes of the weather, the shortening of days, and relish the simplicity of quiet moments with loved ones, and yes… I had bitterly cold ears and didn’t really appreciate that either. My hair looked cute though, and I did NOT want to toss on a hat with that fortuitous happening; there are days enough when that will be necessary. I had such a clear vision for this warm and beautifully simple “Hope Entangled.” It sprang up into a pervasive cause for continued knitting and celebration, despite the moments of frustration and cold which came before the hope and promise of dawn and a fresh tomorrow.

Hope Entangled utilizes a mixture of simple techniques to make a beautiful accessory that looks complex yet is easily achievable for adventurous beginners. You’ll find within an assembly tutorial, as well as other helpful tips and tricks to walk you through the process from cast-on to completion. You’ll be placing markers to track cable rows, slipping stitches in my preferred method, and rather than fussing with a provisional cast on and join, you’ll be working a traditional cast-on and bind-off and then finishing with your choice of either mattress stitch or whip stitch to join your ends, as the seam will be completely concealed within your knotted portion.

Supplies Needed:
Sizes: Small (17-19” / 43-48cm); Medium (19-21” / 48-53cm); Large (21-23” / 53-58cm)
Yarn: Plucky Knitter Plucky Primo DK or Primo Worsted
Yardage: 70 (95, 125) yards ; 65 (85, 115) meters
Needles: US 7 / 4.5MM circular or DPNs
Notions: Cable Needle, Tapestry Needle, 3 Stitch Markers
DK Gauge: 22 Stitches by 34 Rows equals 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette Stitch
Worsted Gauge: 22 Stitches by 32 Rows equals 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette Stitch