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Dear Jane

from Knitting Kninja
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Dear Jane
Dear Jane
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Dear Jane

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Pick up stitches
  • Knit with circular needles
  • Work on double pointed needles
  • Slip stitches

Pattern Description:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a female knitter must in all likelihood have a weakness for Jane Austen. When contemplating a literary design, Jane Fairfax of Emma sprang to mind. The name Dear Jane refers both to Jane's introduction through her letters to her aunt and to the way she is clearly perceived by her author. The Dear Jane hat is modeled on fashionable Regency turbans, part of a trend in which the far reaches of the British Empire were treated as both exotic and tame. Ladies' turbans were ubiquitous, fashionable, and seemed rather daring to their wearers. What looked like a turban was really a hat, sewn into shape and prt--porter. Dear Jane is similarly easy to wear. The unusual construction results in a hat you can pull on and style in a variety of different ways just by tightening or loosening the ribbons. Perfect for a girl who can use a little romantic spice in her life!

This hat has a very unusual construction in that you
begin with a long ribbon knit in Tunisian rib, then pick up the brim stitches from the center of the ribbon before joining to knit in the round. The dangling ribbon ends are eventually woven through the large eyelets placed at strategic points along the hat body. The ribbon can be woven through in a large mock cable as directed, or straight, if so desired, and it can be used to adjust the shape of the hat as well by pulling tight or leaving loose. Crown length is given as slouchy, but can easily be adjusted for desired style and length. The new version of the pattern includes a small photo tutorial for how to thread the knitted ribbon through the hat.

Gauge:

19 sts/29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 6 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult S/M (20-21 inches), Adult L (22-23 inches)
  • 17 (19) inches at brim

Materials:

  • 1 (1) skein A Verb for Keeping Warm Slick [70% Superwash Blue-faced Leicester, 30% Silk; 240 yds per 4oz skein]; shown in Thai Iced Tea
  • U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) needles
  • U.S. size 6 (4 mm) 16" circular needle
  • 1 set U.S. size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles OR long circular needle for Magic Loop

You Will Also Need:

  • 3 split stitch markers OR waste yarn
  • start of round marker
  • tapestry needle
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$5.00

Intermediate
Knitting
Accessory
Women
Hat
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Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the ...

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