Reversus by The Restless Knitter


February 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch worked in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
142 - 164 yards (130 - 150 m)
M (L) to fit 20" (22") head circumference
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A swirling leaf pattern that flows effortlessly from a twisted rib brim is further accentuated by the understated reverse-stockinette background. This design started with the simplest of sketches, barely even an idea, and the curiosity of whether I could work the lace in reverse and still maintain its integrity.
Reversus is cleverly engineered so that you knit the entire hat inside-out, purling the lace and knitting the rest!

Specifically designed for the luxurious White Gum Wool. 100% sustainable and ethical superfine Merino grown in Tasmania. Expertly hand-dyed by Augustbird Yarns.

Why not make a matching set! Alicia Plummer’s striking new pattern White Leaf is the perfect companion piece to Reversus; featuring a similar leaf motif against a textured background. The ultimate in winter luxury!

Skills required
Suitable for an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter. You need to know how to knit in the round, work twisted stitches, increase and decrease and create yarn overs. The lace is worked on the purl side so you should be comfortable in ‘reading’ your knitting.

130-150m of plump DK weight yarn
3.5mm (US4) 40cm circular needle
4mm (US6) 40cm circular needle
4mm (US6) dpns or needle preferred for small circumference knitting
stitch markers
darning needle

For the large size, please note that round 9 of the decrease section should read as follows:
Round 9: K2tog, K7, K2tog work round 9 of chart K7, K2tog repeat from * to * until 7 sts remain, K7.

Please read through the pattern and print off the pages pertinent for your size only. A full chart and written instructions are included.For pattern support please visit my group The Restless Knitter