Whale by Alice Hammer


October 2018
Light Fingering ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
131 - 262 yards (120 - 240 m)
One size
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While making researches for the knitting history game that I organize every Saturday morning, I came across an article describing the whale hunter set. It was a kind of bucket hat or rain hat knitted in jersey, oiled to be more waterproof. In the historical version the rear edge goes down much lower than the front to protect the neck from bad weather.
This hat for sailor is knit in stockinette and topdown.

Quantities, for the BC Garn Bio Shetland held double:

2 skeins