The Winter Delights series was inspired by an early October snow storm that resulted in more than 4 feet of snow in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.
At first glance the body of the hat appears to be a stranded knitting design, but it is actually worked using only one strand of yarn for each round. The contrast is achieved by alternating the main and a contrasting color for each round.
Adult Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
Fits head size: 19 (21, 23")
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, 3.5oz, 440 yards.
Actual yardage used for size M:
CC - Arbol 35g, 150 yards
MC - Natural 40g, 170 yards
Gauge: 32sts and 44 rows = 4" (10cm) in Eye of Partridge stitch.
Needles: US#4 / 3.50mm DPNs.
US #2 / 2.75mm DPNs and circular needle.
Misc: 7 stitch marker, waste yarn for lifeline, tapestry needle, cable needle.
32sts and 44 rows = 4" (10cm) in Eye of Partridge stitch.
350 yards of Fingering weight
Like so many, I learned to knit as a young girl but never on a regular basis. Then in 2007, a devastating illness left me unable to speak or walk more than a few steps due to lost muscle control. ...
Like so many, I learned to knit as a young girl but never on a regular basis. Then in 2007, a devastating illness left me unable to speak or walk more than a few steps due to lost muscle control. Confined to a chair day-in and day-out with nothing but my computer, I decided to reach out to people over the Internet for interaction and entertainment. This led to new interests, and for a time I enjoyed drawing in pencil. In 2010 I returned to knitting which now consumes most of my time. More recently, I started designing knitwear which fills my days with purpose and joy. Now, six years after the start of my illness, I am able to speak, although my pitch is very squeaky, and partial recovery of muscle control allows me to walk again. Life is good!View all patterns by designer (15) »