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Chutes, and also Ladders


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Please note: The yarn is held double throughout. Though the yarn is listed as DK, I would say it's a little lighter than that - two strands together make a healthy worsted weight. Please keep that in mind when making yarn substitutions (you can also just use a worsted weight yarn, of course!) ~~~~~~~~~ Twists are magical things! They're like cables, but less fiddly. Here, they're used to "draw" a series of criss- crossing ribbony things, separated by eyelet ladders. The chart is very intuitive, making it much easier than it looks, and the glittery cashmere yarn can only be described as "really friggin' luxurious." The combination is sophisticated but light-hearted, and the hat knits up more quickly than you'd expect - perfect when you need a gift that will really wow 'em or just a special treat for your fine self. This pattern is was originally available as part of KnitCulture's Studio Club BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl right and left twists increase decrease knit in the round twisted stitches GAUGE 21 sts and 32 rows in 4 inches, in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS ~22" circumference SUGGESTED YARN 350 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Artyarns Cashmere Glitter COLORWAY 2317

Recommended with this pattern

  • Artyarns Cashmere Glitter (2 skeins) held double, or a worsted weight alternative held single
  • US size 7 16" circular needles
  • US size 7 dpns

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Dull Roar
I'm Alex Tinsey and I design stuff! I like simple textures and interesting shapes. I like soft wools and kettle-dyes. I like ice cream. Addis. Hats. Spinning. Ducklings. And I like you too, sugar cheeks. I can?t say I care for bio-writing, though. Boring stuff: I graduated with a degree in psychology (still in mint condition!) from Reed College, after dinking around at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Kenyon College for a while. I've been knitting since about 2004, designing since about 2006. I was making up my very own garter stitch squares and randomly-decreased hats before that, but I won't count it. I've had patterns published in Knitty, Knit Simple, the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program, and Interweave Knits, though I generally go the self-publishing route.