#6 is a tunic or a dress worked bottom up. A branch of leaves grows along the left front.
The raglan sleeve inset is quite special. It is worked using short rows with live stitches that are put on hold. Then the stitches are slipped to a needle and the sleeve is worked top down and seamlessly also using short rows.
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements: 28¼, 32¼, 36¼, 40, 44, 48 “ (72, 82, 92, 102, 112, 122 cm)
Intended to be worn with no ease or a little positive ease.
What you’ll need
± 900/1000/1100/1200/1350/1500 m (1000/1100/1200/1320/1480/1650 yards) fingering / 4ply weight
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle and straight needles (optional)
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle and straight needles (optional)
25 sts and 36 rows stockinette with larger needle size = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)
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#5 of the greenhouse knits collection: another hat but with a completely different construction.
The hat is first worked back and forth and sideways to form a headband with the leaf stitch pattern. Short rows are worked to form an arch that goes upwards to the crown. Stitches are picked up along the headband to work the crown in the round. Lastly, the two sides of the headband are closed by sewing them together at the inside.
one adaptable size
adaptable for head circumference of 53 to 60 cm / 21” to 23¾ “
Finished height = ± 20 cm (8”)
What you’ll need
worsted / 9 ply
± 140 m / 155 yards
4 mm (US 6) circular needle
20 sts and 30 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)
I made another hat based on this pattern but in two colors and with a few changes.
What I altered: worked the decreases from the left and right twists with CC (contrasting colors, also the 2 middle stitches of each leaf are done in CC.
I changed the background purl stitches in knit stitches.
I worked the crown in the round but that gives an extra problem with the leafs in CC. It is like working intarsia in the round. I think it is a better idea to continue to work flat and seam the crown as the headband.