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Homage to the Square


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I designed this stranded colorwork pattern in honor of German-born, American artist Josef Albers (1888-1976). Albers is probably most well-known for his series of oil paintings on Masonite entitled Homage to the Square. The hat, like Albers' paintings, features colorful, nested squares that virtually pop out at you. Because this is knitted with three strands of wool per round, it works up into an extra cushy, warm fabric. The pattern features short repeats, so the chart is easy to follow. And, because it's knit in the round, it employs only the knit stitch. No purls. Nothing fancy-schmancy. The beauty is created simply, and nearly exclusively, through use of color. It's so much fun to knit and watch the squares appear as you go! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, Read Chart. Basic colorwork GAUGE 30 stitches/ 21 rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch using #4 circular needle PREFERRED BRAND/YARN KnitPicks Palette

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 ball each of KnitPicks Palette: Celestial, Limeade Heather, and Cyan. One 16" #4 circular needle, four #4 DPNs or size needed to obtain gauge), stitch marker, and tapestry needle

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I love everything about knitting...knitting itself, designing and now, creating yarn for you to use when working my patterns. Let me customize the blend and colorways you want: Some people see a gorgeous sunset and photograph it. Others paint it. I knit it. Fiber and fabric are my media. Knitting the sunset makes it mine.