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Iben

Knitting
December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork on bigger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
164 yards (150 m)
S, M - corresponding to toddler (1-2 years), adult women's M.

The Syndicate Hats collection is a tribute to my knitting group, Strikkesyndikatet (The Knitting Syndicate). This one is for Iben.

Iben is our architect-gone-bookseller. She is a fan of old as well as modern, intricate as well as simple. She is also by far the most experienced knitter in the Syndicate, so she doesn’t step back from any technical challenge. Iben combines colourwork with architectural lines, celebrating her dynamic energy and expertise.

The hat is worked from the brim up, starting with a tubular cast on and a two-color broken rib brim. A grid-like colorwork pattern is used for the body itself, followed by softly rounded lines that make up the crown shaping.

Yarn:
MC: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (100% Wool), Worsted weight, 201 meters / 220 yards per 100g, 1 skein. Colorway: “1910 Summer Sky Heather”.
CC: Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% Merino), Worsted weight, 183 meters / 200 yards per 100g, 1 skein. Colorway: “Norway Spruce”.

Needles:
4 mm / US 6 circulars, 40 cm / 16 inches or longer for working magic loop.
4,5 mm / US 7 circulars, 40 cm / 16 inches or longer for working magic loop.
optional: double pointed needles size 4,5 mm / US 7 for crown shaping.

Other:
6-7 stitch markers, one different for marking beginning of rnd.
Waste yarn for tubular cast on.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Size:
S(M), corresponding to:
S: child (around 1-2 years), to fit a head circumference of 47 cm / 18.5 inches. Finished circumference: 40 cm / 16 inches.
M: women’s M, to fit a head circumference of 56 cm / 22 inches. Finished circumference: 48 cm / 19.25 inches.
Each repeat of the stitch pattern requires 15 sts, and will change the size by around 8 cm / 3.25 inches.

Gauge:
Sample uses gauge of 18,5 sts & 27 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch working colorwork on bigger needles, after blocking.