Loblolly by Joan Forgione

Loblolly

Knitting
March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Slip-stitch pattern with larger needles, blocked
US 2Β½ - 3.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
270 - 315 yards (247 - 288 m)
Hat circumference: 19¼” / 48cm. Designed to be worn with 1 – 2” / 2.5 – 5cm of negative ease.
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Loblolly is the second of 6 patterns in The Riverwalk Collection, a collaboration of yarn + patterns with The Knitting Boutique. The pattern will be exclusive to The Knitting Boutique until the end of 2019.


You can find out more about the collection here.


Loblolly is named for a certain native pine tree that grows in the swampy areas of Maryland. Look carefully at this slightly slouchy hat and you can see the tall trunks and pine needles created with slip-stitch knitting, working only one color per round.

The slip-stitch pattern is written and charted.

SIZES
β€’ Hat circumference: 19¼” / 48cm
Designed to be worn with 1 – 2” / 2.5 – 5cm of negative ease.

YARN
The Knitting Boutique Anacostia DK
100% superwash Merino
240 yds / 219m / 113g
β€’ 1 skein (MC)
β€’ 1 skein (CC)
Shown in Primrose (MC), Chocolate (CC).

NEEDLES
β€’ US 2.5 / 3mm needles*
β€’ US 5 / 3.75mm needles*

* 16” / 40cm circular needle and/or set of double-pointed needles, or 32” 80cm circular needle for working magic loop, as preferred, to work in the round.

NOTIONS
β€’ stitch marker
β€’ tapestry needle
β€’ pom pom (optional) Instructions included.

SKILLS USED
β€’ knitting in the round
β€’ slip-stitch knitting
β€’ reading colorwork charts (optional)
β€’ decreasing

Tech edited by Eleanor Dixon.