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80skeins on craftsy.com
San Diego, CA USA

Kimberly found her love of design while knitting plastic bags into shoes and fishing nets for her Master’s thesis (for resource poor areas of the world with lots of errant polyethylene - not just for ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Seismography

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, slipped stitches, decreases

Pattern Description:

Seismography is a hat and cowl set using slipped stitches to create a fun and easy colorwork pattern that resembles the graph of an earthquake on a seismogram.

This is a great way to use up scrap yarn as each stripe only uses about 25 yards/9 grams of sport weight yarn (137-195 yds total). It knits up super fast and is the perfect pattern to have in your library for last-minute gifting needs.

The crown of the hat has a neat design but it also looks very cute with a pompom (especially the kid version). The pattern for "Seismography" is available as full written instructions (3 pages) and includes instructions for all three sizes of the hat, as well as the cowl, in 2 different color patterns.

A very special thank you to my TESTERS EXTRAORDINAIRE:
RedTina, shiomi, knithemiptera, rwilliams, Sansei77, Carriegoon, pennyknits, shawncsknits, hkbuck, craftjunki, Nixie29, Cristallynx, Ladeva, lenasmom, ftmhling, puffycats, Ilaria70, framerlet, elasater, Angy77, and RCBird


24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in in pattern, in the round, unblocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (toddlers-child), Medium (tweens-regular adult), Large (large-headed adult or if your prefer your hat a bit slouchy), Cowl one-size


  • US 7 (4.5 mm) & US 9 (5.5 mm) 16in(40cm) circular needles and US9 DPNs, tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

195 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220 Superwash Sport


White, Pumpkin (orange), Turquoise (darker teal), Alaska Sky (pale blue), Plum Crazy (purple), Green Apple (green), Black, and Extra Crme Caf (beige)

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