nettles by ash alberg


April 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in over stockinette, worked in the round, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
116 - 216 yards (106 - 198 m)
baby (toddler, child, adult small, adult large); circumference: 16 (17, 18.5, 20, 22.5)” (40.5 [43, 47, 51, 57]cm); height: 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 10.5)” (19 [21.5, 24, 26.5, 26.5]cm)
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this pattern is part of the from field to skin project. you can find out more about this 100% canadian wool by following @fromfieldtoskin and @sunflowerknit on instagram to learn more about my personal fibreshed journey, or by visiting my website.

nettles are an undeniable sign of early spring, and their fresh leaves make delicious medicinal and culinary additions to your foraging baskets. wait for the older shoots and you can harvest their shoots for natural dyeing and cordage. from little to big, we can benefit so much from this plant, and from little to big, we can benefit so much from our relationships with others. make matching hats with this simple yet effective pattern for every dear soul and gather around an evening campfire or morning hike for some quality time together.

needles: US 7 (4.5mm) dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 116 (129, 161, 197, 216) yards (106 118, 147, 180, 198 metres), 60 (67, 83, 102, 112)g of worsted weight yarn
samples shown in sunflower knit’s canadian worsted (100% canadian wool, 216 yards 198 metres, 112g) x 1 skein in nettles (toddler) and 1 skein in nettles and lac (adult large)

notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

gauge: 15 stitches x 24 rows = 4” (10cm), over stockinette, worked in the round, blocked