Ribbon and Twigs by Amy Nowell

Ribbon and Twigs

Knitting
July 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
175 - 230 yards (160 - 210 m)
45 - 57 cms, instructions to increase or decrease included
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Ribbon and Twigs Hat has been designed to help complete beginners feel comfortable with fair isle knitting.

If you look at some of the completed test knits you’ll see lovely hats from people who have never done colourwork =D

The pattern is suitable for someone who has never done stranded knitting before and begins very simply with tiny floats, it then moves up to the more open floats. As the pattern mimics itself in the bottom and top sections, this allows for confidence from practice.

The borders play homage to Christmas ribbon and the twigs to represent open fires, and wreaths.

Materials

Approximately 160 (180, 190, 200, 210) meters of DK Weight Wool as Main Colour
Approximately 48 (55, 62, 70, 82) meters of DK Weight Wool as Contrast Colour

Needles

Size A (main fabric)
One pair 40 (40, 40, 40, 40) cm circular needle to obtain gauge (Suggested size: 3.50mm)

Size B (Stranded knitting fabric - optional)
One pair 40 (40, 40, 40, 40) cm circular needle to obtain gauge (Suggested size: 3.75mm)

Size C (ribbing fabric)
One pair 40 (40, 40, 40, 40) cm circular needle (Suggested size 3.00mm)

Please note: Will require magic loop/traveling loop, or double pointed needles for top of head

Finished Dimensions
XS 45 cms
S 48 cms
M 52 cms
L 55 cms
XL 57 cms

Intended ease: Negative 1cm

Instructions for modifying size included.

Skill Level

⚫⚪⚪⚪ (Beginner)