Plus One by Elizabeth Elliott

Plus One

Knitting
October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28.5 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
467 - 592 yards (427 - 541 m)
Adult Small (Medium, Large)
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Reversible and multicolour-friendly, Plus One has so many styling options. The unusual crown shaping and doubled fabric results in a fashionable high profile when worn full length. For a closer fit, you can turn up the bottom, revealing a contrasting cuffed brim.
This pattern includes instructions for three sizes, and includes an illustrated tutorial for working the crochet provisional cast on. To make Plus One, you will need to know how to knit in the round, slip stitches, and decrease.

Sizes

Adult Small (Medium, Large)
Circumference: 18.5 (20.25, 21.75) in/47 (51.5, 55) cm
Depth: 10.25 (11.25, 11.25) in/26 (28.5, 28.5) cm
To be worn with approximately 2-2.5 in/5-6.5 cm negative ease in the circumference.
See Pattern Notes for more information about sizing.

Yarn

Camp Color CC Fingering (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 190 yds/174 m per 1.76 oz/50 g)

  • MC1 (On the Rocks): 2 skeins
  • MC2 (Whiskey, Neat): 2 skeins
  • CC (Last Call): 1 skein

Note: You can also make Plus One with 2 colours instead of 3, using MC1 as the CC with MC2, and vice versa. If using only 2 colours, you will need 2 skeins of each colour.

Needles

  • US 3/3.25 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle, or size needed for correct gauge (optional)
  • US 3/3.25 mm needles for working small circumference in the round, or size needed for correct gauge

Gauge

28.5 sts & 40 rnds = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round
28.5 sts & 43 rnds = 4 in/10 cm in slipped stitch stripe pattern (see rnds 1-15 of Directions)
For a good fit, take time to check your gauge.

Notions

  • 1 stitch marker
  • yarn needle
  • scrap yarn & crochet hook for provisional cast on

About the yarn: Camp Color CC Fingering is a soft, smooth, springy, 2-ply yarn spun from Superwash Merino wool. The yarn is dyed to produce semi-solid colours without the need to alternate skeins. If substituting yarns for this project, look for a light fingering to fingering weight yarn with good memory that feels comfortable against your skin and gives you a fabric you like at the pattern’s gauge. You will need approximately 205 (245, 262) yds/188 (224, 240) m of each MC and 57 (63, 68) yds/53 (58, 63) m of CC.