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Salt Creek Cap


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I live near the Weskeag River, a short tidal stream on the coast of Maine that the Abenaki Indians called "Wessaweskeag" meaning, "Salt Creek". Not only is the name inordinately fun to say, this 'stream' is one of the most powerful things I've ever seen in my life. Four times a day it funnels in and out of its bed under a narrow bridge that creates a roaring surge of water that could rival Niagara Falls for velocity. I designed this cap to be a gentle, wooly tribute to that awesome spectacle. The single cable rides up the side *almost* like a swirling channel of water. Knit in the round on large needles, this hat is a quick knit but not without a couple of small details that make both the process and the finished product interesting. Sizing: One size will fit most. The design is generously ribbed to fit a wide range of heads! Finished measurements are approximately 17 inches around, 9 inches tall. Materials: 1 skein Quince & Co. Puffin 100% wool yarn, or similar bulky weight yarn in color desired, 112 yards / 100 grams Size 11 (US) double pointed needles Size 15 (US) double pointed needles Cabling needle Stitch marker Yarn needle for weaving in ends Gauges: Size 11 needles - 7 stitches x 7 rows in Farrow Rib = 2 inches BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl cast on and bind off knit two together GAUGE Size 11 needles - 7 stitches x 7 rows in Farrow Rib = 2 inches SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS one size; 17 inches circumference, 9 inches tall SUGGESTED YARN 112 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Quince & Co.

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  • tapestry needle
  • bulky weight yarn, 112 yards
  • size 11 and 15 double pointed needles

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Ugly Mugwump Designs
Ugly Mugwump Designs
I am a twenty-something year old wife and stay at home mom who is only slightly obsessed with knitting and designing... only slightly. I love to dance poorly, eat, play with my 10 month old son and watch movies with his dad. I've been knitting for over 15 years and sell my designs and products in my Etsy shop, Ugly Mugwump Designs. I live within walking distance of the sea on the Northern coast of Maine and at one time in my life fancied myself quite the poet.