pinawa by ash alberg

pinawa

Knitting
October 2018
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in over reverse stockinette, worked in the round, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
189 yards (173 m)
to fit adult head of 22-24" (56-61cm); circumference: 19” (48.5cm) (unstretched); height: 10.5” (26.5cm)
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the pinawa dam was the very first hydroelectric station in manitoba. shut down in 1950, it is now a provincial park complete with nearby picnic tables and informative plaques. it’s still sturdy, and if you visit it at the right time of year, you can wander all around it to marvel at the way nature has overtaken the old architecture. this hat uses cables and textured stitches to create its own architecture, and it looks great with a rolled brim or a floppy fit. make matching ones for you and your dear one, and have fun with all the marled options!

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

yarn: 189 yards (172 metres), 30g of light fingering weight yarn per colour, held double
sample shown in holst garn’s supersoft (100% wool, 314 yards 287 metres, 50g) x 1 skein each in pale oak and tundra

notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker

gauge: 20 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (10cm), over reverse stockinette, worked in the round, blocked