Mosa (moss) by ash alberg
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Mosa (moss)

October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in over moss stitch, worked in the round, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
192 - 202 yards (176 - 185 m)
to fit average adult head of 21.5" (54.5cm); height: 8.5 (9.5)” (21.5 [24]cm); circumference (unstretched): 20 (21)” (51 [53.5]cm)
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there are almost 50,000 species of moss that grow in iceland. ironically, there is also a lichen named “iceland moss” which is used as an herbal supplement for everything from colds to tuberculosis and as a poultice for skin ailments. this hat uses the appropriately named “moss stitch” to mimic the texture of these low-lying vegetations. knit the longer length for a perfect amount of flop, or the shorter version to sit snuggly around your head. yoth’s avocado colourway will help you blend into the landscape.

needles: US 6 (4mm) dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 192 (202) yards (176 184 metres), 83 (87)g of dk weight yarn
sample shown in yoth yarns’ big sister (80% superwash merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon, 231 yards 211 metres, 100g) x 1 skein in avocado

notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

gauge: 20 stitches x 38 rows = 4” (10cm), over moss stitch, worked in the round, blocked