Gresham Hood by Cynthia Lash

Gresham Hood

February 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in brick pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
740 yards (677 m)
One size fits most. Finished Measurements: 25.5" X 20".
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This pattern was originally published as Littlelamb and Ewe’s contribution to the 2014 Rose City Yarn Crawl, February 27 - March 2, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

This pattern is available for download as part of our 2014 eBooks: Neighborhood Knits & Crochets Too, Neighborhood Knits, Neighborhood Crochets.

This hooded capelet was inspired by Historic Downtown Gresham, a neighborhood that sits to the east of Portland between Burnside and Powell. The brick pattern represents the buildings located along Main St and the twisted stitches, running diagonally from the border to join at the top of the hood, represent Burnside and Powell and how they join to form the highway to Mt. Hood. The Mt is represented by the point at the top of the hood, while the diamond pattern at the back of the hood represents the Historic Downtown Gresham neighborhood where Littlelamb and Ewe is located.

Yarn - Shown in 5 balls Colorspun by Rowan (72% wool, 14% mohair, 14% polyamide; 148 yards/ 5og) in color #274.

Needles - US #5, 32” circular needles and US #5 DPNS for I-Cord.

Notions - Darning needle and stitch markers.

Skill level - Intermediate (increasing, decreasing, I-cord, right and left twists, grafting).