Different Paths by Faye Kennington

Different Paths

May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
230 - 275 yards (210 - 251 m)
49 (53, 58)cm/19.5 (21.25, 23)” around X 24 (25, 26.5)cm/9.5 (10, 10.5)” deep.
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This light hat is perfect for those transitional seasons when you need a little warmth, but don’t want to get too bundled up.

The hat is worked from the brim up, with a couple of contrasting eyelet trim “paths” that are parallel some of the time and meander apart at a point due to short row shaping. The perfect slouch is neatly finished with an i-cord stem.

Please note mitt pattern not included.

49 (53, 58)cm/19.5 (21.25, 23)” around X 24 (25, 26.5)cm/9.5 (10, 10.5)” deep.

Yarn: Polka Dot Sheep PDS Tenderfoot 80/20, 80% Merino & 20% Nylon (366m/400yds = 100g/3.5oz); 60g/2oz of MC, and 10g/ 35oz of C1. Sample shown in Nighfall (MC) and Petals (C1.)

2.5mm/US1.5 40cm/ 16” circular needle and 2.5mm/US1.5 Double Pointed Needles (or magic loop equivalents) or size to achieve gauge, 2 different stitch markers (A & B), and tapestry needle.

27 sts/40 rows = 10cm/4” in stocking stitch.

Abbreviations & Definitions
C1 – Contrast colour yarn
CO – Cast on
DPN(s) – Double pointed needles
Inc – Increase by 1 st, either with backwards loop cast on or preferred method.
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
K3tog – Knit 3 stitches together
MC – Main colour yarn
P – Purl
Prev – Previous
Rep – Repeat
Rnd(s) – Round(s)
RS – Right side
Sl1 – Slip stitch purlwise
St/sts – Stitch/ stitches
Twk – Knit Twinned Stitch: Knit into the st directly below next stitch on left needle and place the new st beside the stitch on the left needle to create a twinned stitch, turn work– 1 st with 2 yarns together.
Twp – Purl Twinned Stitch: With yarn in front, slip 1 st purlwise to right needle, insert the left needle tip into the st below the slipped st on the right needle lifting the front leg, purl into this st with the right needle, then slip both sts of twin st from right needle to left needle without twisting, turn work - 1 st with 2 yarns together.
WS – Wrong side
Yo – Yarn over, inc 1 st