Ripped for the Pleasure by Anna-Lena Thiel

Ripped for the Pleasure

Knitting
March 2013
Rödel Rico Design Baby
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
175 - 202 yards (160 - 185 m)
Average Women's Head
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A friend of mine saw a similar had walk past us and she liked the simplicity of the pattern so much that she asked me to knit her a similar one.
When I was knitting in on the train to uni a young woman I didn’t know asked me about the pattern because she liked it so much and because I’m pretty pleased with it and hence myself: Here it is.

It’s really easy and quick to knit and shows off variegated yarns beautifully.

I got asked how I made the curly pom-pomfor the autumn coloured hat, so here an attempt for directions:
The curly pom-pom technique (if you can call it that) was dicovered by accident: You knit the approximate amount of yarn you’ll need for your pom-pom. Depending on how curly you plan to make your pom-pom/what kind of yarn you have, you use a smaller (more culrs) or lager (less curls) needle. Water the knitted fabric, let it dry, optionally iron it, probably let it sit for a few days and then you can use your pre-curled yarn for fancy pom-poms.

The pattern hasn’t been test knit or beta’ed - so please let me know if you find any mistakes/the pattern is unclear.
Thank you!

Please do not use for commercial purposes!