oak by ash alberg


June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in over colourwork, worked in the round, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
268 yards (245 m)
to fit average adult head of 21-23" (53.5-58.5cm); height: 10.5" (26.5cm); circumference (unstretched): 18.5" (47cm)
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this pattern is part of the third volume of everyday magic and can be purchased either individually or as part of the 3-pattern collection. e-book purchases include all 3 patterns and a pdf zine including diy tutorial for writing an intentional list for release and a burning ritual. if you do not want all patterns but do want the zine, it can be purchased separately here.

oak is a central tree in many european cultures, with stories rooted in nordic, celtic, and even ancient greek mythologies. a symbol of strength, fertility, stability, and life itself, it’s no wonder this sturdy beast is also a symbol linked to the summer solstice and the longest day of the year.

this colourwork hat uses natural brown sheep shades from the shetland breed to show off its unique leaves, and dapples up to a contrasting canopy at the crown. knit loosely to keep your tension even across the longer floats, and you should be able to fit this hat on your head and your dear ones’ without problem.

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

yarn: 201 yards (184 metres), 75g of light dk weight yarn (mc) AND 67 yards (61 metres), 25g of light dk weight yarn
sample shown in the last resort farm’s shetland 3ply semi-worsted (100% shetland, 268 yards 245 metres, approx. 105g) x 1 skein each in black (mc) and medium brown (cc)

notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

gauge: 26 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (10cm), over colourwork, worked in the round, blocked