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Colorwork Hat and Mittens

Several knitting traditions collide with an explosion of color.

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This lively hat-and-mitten set is a perfect example of tweaking tradition for an unexpected and stunning effect. The hat top is shaped like a traditional tam and combines Fair Isle technique with Scandinavian motifs and Estonian braid. But instead of using the muted hues of the Hebrides or the bright primary colors of Scandinavia, Rebecca has worked the hat in a warm, spicy Indian palette. The mittens borrow motifs from the hat, but the stars worked for the head and the hand are subtly different from each other. Knit this pair in the colors shown here, or choose your own not-so-usual palette.
Finished Size: Hat: 20 3/4" (52.5 cm) circumference. Mittens: About 8 3/4" (22 cm) around. To fit an adult.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100% wool; 220 yd [201 m]/100 g): #2412 pink, #2414 orange, #2417 green, 1 skein each.
Yarn weight: yarn weight
Gauge: 27 sts and 29 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in color pattern, worked in the round.
Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" (40-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); small amount of contrasting waste yarn; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2003

SKU: EP1310

Author/Speaker/Editor: Rebecca Harris

Format: eProject