Southeast Light by Jill Wolcott

Southeast Light

Knitting
January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.75 stitches and 8.5 rows = 1 inch
in Traveller's Joy
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
104 - 300 yards (95 - 274 m)
XS (S) (M) (L) (XL) (XXL)
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moderate / ITR / 2-color stranded knitting
Jointly produced with North Light Fibers
Kits available from North Light Fibers

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Named for a lighthouse on Block Island, Southeast Light is a beacon for doing stranded knitting, in small doses. I’ve taken two stitch patterns from Alter Knits and combined them into my favorite pillbox-style hat.

Knit as shown, or switch the dominant color for a major visual difference.

My Crown Finale joins the crown visibly, in quadrants. Written instructions and a diagram will get you through, then finish with an embellished Crown Knot.

In my color Action charts I indicate how many stitches to knit when there are 3 or more consecutive stitches of one color. I find it easier than counting boxes, but unnecessary for fewer than 3 stitches. Written instructions are given for any knitter who doesn’t like charts.

Yarn & Models
Water Street (3-ply) Handcrafted Artisanal Yarns 100% Made in USA, from North Light Fibers, 40% Cashmere, 60% Super Fine Merino, 2 oz (57g)/ 165 yds 151m. WPI 15
1 skein each of Enchanted Forest and Marigold or Lilac Bouquet

Size XS uses Marigold as C1 and Enchanted Forest as C2 and a total of 1.3 oz (37g) / 104 yds (95 m)
Size S uses Enchanted Forest as C1 and Marigold as C2 and a total of 1.6 oz (46g) / 133 yds (122 m)
Size M uses Enchanted Forest as C1 and Orchid Bouquet as C2 and a total of 1.9 oz (54g) / 156 yds ( 143 m)Sizes XS through XXL!

Band Circumference
13.625” / 34.6 cm (16.875” / 4.92 cm) (18.875” / 47.9 cm) (20.875” / 53 cm) (22.875” / 58.1 cm) (26” / 66 cm)
Crown Circumference
13.875” / 35.2 cm (17.375”/ 44.1 cm) (20.875”/ 53 cm) (24.375”/ 61.9 cm) (27.875”/ 70.8 cm) (31.25” / 79.4 cm)
Crown Height (side only)
4.75” / 12.1 cm (5.25” / 13.3 cm) (6” / 15.2 cm) (6.75” / 17.1 cm) (7.5” / 19.1 cm) (8.125” / 20.6 cm)

Gauge
2-color Rib
US size 33.25mm 5 sts/in and 8 rows/in OR 20 sts/4” and 32 rows/4”
Traveller’s Joy
US size 43.5mm 5.75 sts/in and 8.5 rows/in OR 23 sts/4” and 34 rows/4”
Scales/Shaped Crown
US size 43.5mm 7 sts/in and 8.5 rows/in OR 28 sts/4” and 34 rows/4”

Needles & Supplies
US size 33.25mm and US size 43.5mm circular needles and dpns OR size to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers, locking pin markers, tapestry needle