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sitka spruce

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : sitka spruce
sitka spruce
sitka spruce

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, twisted stitches

Pattern Description:

The temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest are home to many species of evergreen, including the sitka spruce. Walking here you can hug the big trees, smell the moss and damp earth, and listen as the ancient trees whisper to one another. The light that filters down
through the canopy far above is green and magical. The twisted stitch pattern that adorns the hat and mittens is elegant, geometrical and unisex.

The pattern includes instructions for a snug beanie and a slouchier beret style hat.

Mittens: Adult S (M, L)
Finished palm measurement: 7 (7.75, 8.5) inches
Finished hand height: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5) inches
For Child size (finished palm 5.5 inches, hand height 6 inches)
work adult small instructions in DK weight yarn at 22sts/4 inches

Hat: Pattern written for beanie (beret) styles of hat
Hat fits adult head 20-22 inches in circumference
Blocking can be used after-the-fact to adjust size
For small (large) child sizes, work beanie (beret) instructions in DK
weight yarn at 22 sts / 4 inches. Fits head circumference 16 (18) inches

Yarn: worsted / aran weight yarn
Hat: 150 (180) yds
Mittens: 130 (140, 160) yds
(sample shown in Malabrigo Worsted in 'lettuce')

Gauge: 18 sts / 4" in stockinette stitch (using larger needles)

Needles: US #7 / 4.5mm and US #8 / 5.0mm (or as req'd to
meet gauge); 20" circular needle and double
pointed needles

Notions: stitch markers, darning needle


Gauge: 18 sts / 4" in stockinette stitch (using larger needles)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Gauge: 18 sts / 4" in stockinette stitch (using larger needles)


  • yarn, needles

You Will Also Need:

  • darning needle, stitch marker