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Monday, October 22, 2012

Introducing Twists & Twirls!

Here's another "Football Game" hat that Schnapps and I made on Sunday during the games.  Thanks Barb for the name!  It's a very quick knit and it's toasty warm.  A bit geometric in design, it looks great with super bulky or 6-weight yarn.  You could double up worsted weight yarn too.  

It's a multiple of 10 pattern, so adjust accordingly!  The pattern will work if you double the stitches and use size 8 needles with worsted weight yarn, but the look will be much different.

I used Lion Brand Hometown USA for this.  I love that yarn...........it knits up so nicely and it's so warm!  It's Schnapps approved!



The pattern can be found as a PDF on Scribd.com .   
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Twists & Twirls


You need:  50 - 60 yards of super bulky yarn and size US 13 16 inch circular needles

Abbreviations:

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

yo: yarn over
C2B: skip first stitch, knit second stitch, but don’t drop it from needle.  Then knit the first stitch and drop both.
p2tog:  purl 2 stitches together

Cast on 50 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Pattern:

Row 1: *k3, p2, k2tog, yo, C2B, p1*; repeat around
Row 2:  *p2, k3, p2, k3*; repeat around
Row 3:  *k3, p1, k2tog, yo, C2B, p2*; repeat around
Row 4:  *p2, k4, p1, k3*; repeat around
Row 5:  *k3, k2tog, yo, C2B, k1, p2*; repeat around
Row 6:  * P2, K8*; repeat around
Row 7:  *k2, k2tog, yo, C2B, k2, p2*; repeat around
Row 8:  *p2, k8*; repeat around
Row 9:  *k1, k2tog, yo, C2B, k3, p2*; repeat around
Row 10: *p2, k3, p1, k4*; repeat around
Row 11: * k2tog, yo, C2B, p1, k3, p2*; repeat around
Row 12: * p2, k3, p2, k3*; repeat around

Repeat Rows 1 - 12 once again for a total of 24 rows.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1: *p2, k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2: *p2tog, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3: *k2tog*; repeat around

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and enjoy.


The pattern is worked over 10 stitches. 


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, thank you. Very interesting looking hat. And thank you for adding info on using smaller needles. Arthritic hands have a very difficult time holding on to the larger needles. You're the best, Robin.

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