Teewinot by Sloane Rosenthal


September 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in charted cable pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 - 250 yards (201 - 229 m)
One size (fits heads 18-22” / 46-56 cm); circumference 20” / 51 cm (unstretched); height 8.5” / 22 cm (height is adjustable).
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The Teewinot hat is one of nine patterns in Independent Fabrication: Volume 2, a collection of accessory patterns in small-batch yarn. The print + eBook bundle is currently available for pre-order from Tightly Knit and Sandreed Press; the individual patterns and eBook-only options are available on Ravelry.

“Teewinot” is a Shoshone word meaning “many pinnacles,” and was the original name for the Teton mountain range which inspired the patterns in this book, and for which they were named. It’s also a perfect descriptor of the cables on this hat, which cascade out of two-by-two ribbing upwards and downwards towards and away from a series of peaks. The ribbing-based pattern gives the hat enough stretch to fit a wide range of head sizes, while details like the optional tubular cast-on make for a professional finish. Relish the silk-blend bling of Elemental Affects Civility Worsted in a bold jewel tone or omit the alpaca pom-pom and knit it in a darker color for a more masculine look.

One size (fits heads 18-22” / 46-56 cm); circumference 20” / 51 cm (unstretched); height 8.5” / 22 cm (height is adjustable).

Elemental Affects Civility Worsted (70% U.S. Merino wool, 30% silk; 250 yards / 229 meters per 4 oz / 112 grams); 1 skein, or 220 yards / 200 meters of worsted-weight wool or wool-blend yarn. Sample knit in “Pacific.”

28 sts and 28 rnds per 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern on larger needles, after blocking.

One long (32” / 80 cm or longer) circular needle (for magic loop), or 5 double-pointed needles, per knitter preference, in sizes US 5 / 3.75 mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge and two needle sizes smaller.

Stitch markers (optional); tapestry needle; optional pom pom; waste yarn for optional tubular cast on; cable needle (optional).

Skills Required
Decreasing; knitting in the round; small-circumference circular knitting using double-pointed needles or magic loop; cabling with or without a cable needle; optional tubular cast-on.