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I grew up surrounded by a family that appreciates art and crafts. I first learned to sew. Then embroider. Then, reluctantly, knitting.
I knit every day. and it has been 30 years.
I also am a batik ...

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NORO Rainy Desert Cap

from Carolyn Doe Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : NORO Rainy Desert Cap
NORO Rainy Desert Cap
NORO Rainy Desert Cap
NORO Rainy Desert Cap
NORO Rainy Desert Cap
NORO Rainy Desert Cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • slipstitch
  • knitting in the round
  • M1

Pattern Description:

I was working in a remote area of Alaska and was told it was desert-like in the summer....It rained so much that we had major flooding....thus the name.
I was inspired be the long color changes of the NORO yarns.
This cap is fun because the yarn does all the colorwork....I have knit it several times and still cannot predict how it will look.


Bulky - 3.5 stitches = 1 inch
Worsted - 5 stitches = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 21 - 22 inch circuference


  • 50 grams bulky yarn
  • 50 grams worsted wt yarn
  • NORO silk garden regular
  • NORO silk garden Bulky
  • 16 inch circular needle US7
  • double pointed needles US7

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle