The temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest are home to many species of evergreen, including the sitka spruce. Walking here you can hug the big trees, smell the moss and damp earth, and listen as the ancient trees whisper to one another. The light that filters down through the canopy far above is green and magical.
The twisted stitch pattern that adorns the hat and mittens is elegant, geometrical and unisex. The pattern includes instructions for a snug beanie and a slouchier beret style hat.
|sizing||Mittens: Adult S (M, L)
Palm measurement: 7 (7.75, 8.5) inches
Hand height: 6.5 (7.5, 8.5) inches
For Child size (finished palm 5.5 inches, hand height 6 inches) work adult small instructions in DK weight yarn at 22sts/4 inches
Hat: Pattern written for beanie (beret) style
|materials||worsted / aran weight yarn
Hat: 150 (180) yds
Mittens: 130 (140, 160) yds
(sample shown in Malabrigo Worsted in 'lettuce')
|gauge||18 sts / 4" in stockinette stitch (using larger needles)|
|suggested needles||US #7 / 4.5mm and US #8 / 5.0mm (or as req'd to meet gauge); 20" circular needle and double pointed needles|
|notes||hat and mittens are knit in the round|
The sitka spruce hat and mitten pattern is available as an individual pattern download, or as part of the Pacific Knits collection.
|buy Sitka Spruce pattern||$7|
|$17 (for 18 patterns)|
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