Tra­di­tion Meets Mod­ern SLOUCH HAT & MITTS

In­spi­ra­tion for this new ap­proach to a tra­di­tional Scan­di­na­vian de­sign came from an ar­ti­cle writ­ten by El­iz­a­beth Zim­mer­mann for the Oc­to­ber 1982 is­sue of Knit­ting World.

Creative Knitting - - NEWS - De­signs by JACKIE DAUGH­ERTY

Size

Adult’s small/medium

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Hat Cir­cum­fer­ence: 20 inches

(un­stretched) Height: 11 inches Finger­less Mitts Cir­cum­fer­ence: 8 inches Length: 9 inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ply­mouth Yarn DK Merino Su­per­wash (DK weight; 100% wool; 130 yds/50g per hank): 2 hanks each white #1000 (A) and black #1050 (B), and 1 hank red #1112 (C) • Size 5 (3.75mm) 16-inch cir­cu­lar and dou­ble-point (set of 5) nee­dles or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Lock­ing stitch mark­ers

Gauge

24 sts and 34 rnds = 4 inches/

10cm in St st. To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Make 1 Left (M1L): Insert LH nee­dle from front to back un­der the hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through back of re­sult­ing loop. Make 1 Right (M1R): Insert LH nee­dle from back to front un­der the hor­i­zon­tal strand be­tween last st worked and next st on LH nee­dle; knit through front of re­sult­ing loop. Cen­tered Dou­ble De­crease (CDD): Slip next 2 sts as if to k2­tog, k1, p2sso to dec 2 sts. Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from

LH nee­dle to RH nee­dle.

Pat­tern Stitches

Hat Stripe With WS fac­ing, *knit 4 rnds B, 2 rnds

A; rep from *. Mitt Stripe With WS fac­ing, *knit 4 rnds B, 2 rnds

C; rep from *. Flower (mul­ti­ple of 12 sts) Pat is worked from a chart.

Pat­tern Notes

The Stripe pat­terns are worked with the wrong side fac­ing. The hat is turned in­side out af­ter band is com­pleted and worked with wrong side fac­ing to end. The mitts are turned in­side out af­ter lower edge is com­pleted, and then turned right-side out to fin­ish up­per hand above thumb open­ing. When work­ing Stripe pat­tern, carry yarn not in use loosely up wrong side (knit side) of fab­ric; do not cut. Hat Edg­ing With cir­cu­lar nee­dle and A, cast on 110 sts; pm for beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Knit 15 rnds. Inc rnd: *K11, M1L; rep from *

around—120 sts. Cut A. With C, knit 1 rnd, purl 3 rnds. Cut C. Band Work 15-rnd Flower pat fol­low­ing chart.

Cut A. With C, knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd. With B, knit 1 rnd.

Body Turn hat in­side out and pre­pare to work in op­po­site di­rec­tion with WS fac­ing as fol­lows: Slip first st on RH nee­dle to LH nee­dle, take yarn be­tween nee­dles to the back, slip st back to RH nee­dle. With WS fac­ing, work 6-rnd Hat Stripe

pat 9 times. Cut A. With B, knit 4 rnds. Shape Crown Note: Change to dpns when sts no longer

fit com­fort­ably on cir­cu­lar nee­dle. Set-up rnd: With B, k10 and place lock­ing st marker on last st, [k20 and mark last st] 5 times, k10. Dec rnd: [Knit to 1 st be­fore marked st,

CDD] 6 times, knit to end—108 sts. Mov­ing mark­ers up as nec­es­sary, rep Dec rnd [ev­ery other rnd] 8 times—12 sts. Knit 1 rnd. Cut yarn, leav­ing an 8-inch tail. Us­ing tapestry nee­dle, thread tail

through rem sts and pull tight.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in all ends. Block.

Finger­less Mitts

Cuff With dpns and A, cast on 48 sts; dis­trib­ute sts evenly around 4 dpns, then mark beg of rnd and join, be­ing care­ful not to twist sts. Knit 10 rnds. Cut A. With B, knit 1 rnd.

Turn mitt in­side out and pre­pare to work in op­po­site di­rec­tion with WS fac­ing as fol­lows: Slip first st on RH nee­dle to LH nee­dle, take yarn be­tween nee­dles to the back, slip st back to RH nee­dle. With WS fac­ing, work 6-rnd Mitt Stripe

pat 6 times. Thumb Gus­set Con­tin­u­ing in Mitt Stripe pat, work

as fol­lows: Rnd 1: Knit. Rnd 2: K23, pm, M1R, k2, M1L, pm, knit to end of rnd—4 gus­set sts be­tween mark­ers. Rnd 3: Knit. Rnd 4: Knit to marker, sm, M1R, knit to marker, M1L, sm, knit to end— 6 gus­set sts. Rep [Rnds 3 and 4] 5 times—14

gus­set sts. Work 9 rnds even, end­ing with first

C rnd of 9th stripe. Next rnd: Re­mov­ing gus­set mark­ers when you come to them, with C, knit to marker, bind off 14 gus­set sts, knit to end. Con­tin­u­ing with C, knit 1 rnd, cast­ing

on 2 sts over thumb open­ing—48 sts. Knit 1 rnd; cut C. Up­per Hand Turn mitt RS out. With RS fac­ing, work 15-rnd Flower

Chart. Cut A and B. With C, knit 1 rnd, purl 3 rnds. Bind off loosely pwise.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in all ends. Block to mea­sure­ments.

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