Austrian Traveling Stitch Hat by Laura Farson

Austrian Traveling Stitch Hat

August 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted Rib, unstretched
US 7 - 4.5 mm
219 yards (200 m)
One Size
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The stitch patterns in this hat reflect the knitting traditions preserved at Trautenfels Castle in Austria. This Twisted-Stitch Knitting is referred to as “Bavarian Knitting.” Stitches twist and sometimes travel in delicate intricate patterns that are more prominent than typical cable knitting. These stitch patterns are often used for socks and sweaters, mittens, gloves, and hats. There are countless pattern variations, as depicted in Maria Erlbacher’s book, Twisted-Stitch Knitting. Included here are the “Big Overlay,” “Burning Love,” “Double Zero,”and “Large Double Chain with Twisted Band” patterns.