Pinua by Woolly Wormhead

Pinua

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Knitting
August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
158 - 305 yards (144 - 279 m)
17, 19, 21, 23 in/ 43.25, 48.25, 53.25, 58.5 cm

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Pinua comes with a story of a trip to a pine forest. Walking about, I noticed the bold, graphic qualities of the tree branches and decided that I had to try capturing that in a Hat. The result is Pinua.

It all starts with soft garter stitch interrupted by straight lines. The lines turn into tree trunks, and I used traveling stitches to mimic branches. Pinua is worked in the round, bottom-up and assumes you are comfortable with cables and twisted stitches.


Pinua hat eine Entstehungsgeschichte: Beim Wandern in einem Nadelwald fiel mir auf, dass die breit hängenden Zweige ein ganz gutes Muster ergeben, was ich unbedingt mal an einer Mütze ausprobieren wollte. Daraus wurde Pinua!

Die Mütze wird mit einem sanften Krausmuster begonnen, unterbrochen durch gerade Linien, die später zu Baumstämmen werden − die Zweige habe ich mit verkreuzten Maschen imitiert. Pinua wird von unten nach oben in Runden gestrickt und erfordert sicheres Beherrschen von Zopfmustern und verkreuzten Maschen.

Yarn
158 (183, 230, 270) yd/145 (167, 210, 246) m
35yd/32m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.5mm/UK--/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Cable needle as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Miss Babs Kunlun (280yd/256m per 4.4oz/125g; 70% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 15% Cultivated Silk)
Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Gauge
23 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over St.St.
22 sts x 46 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over Garter St.
22 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over 1x1 Twisted Rib, lightly stretched
14 st x 8 row stitch panel = 1.75in/4.5cm x 0.75in/2cm on 3.5mm needles

Sizes
To fit sizes: 17 (19, 21, 23) in/ 43.25 (48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 14.5 (16.25, 18.25, 20) in/ 37 (41.5, 46.25, 50.75) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, specialist cast-on, increases & decreases, knitting in the round, travelling sts

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Crochet Provisional Cast-ons

Support
Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.