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Materials: 60 grms. hand-spun wool
Needles: No 5mm & 7mm
Tension: 16 st. = 10cm
Quantity of yarn could vary as hand-spun yarn varies.
Twist 2 means to knit into the 2nd stitch on the needle, then knit into the 1st stitch on the needle and then lift the 2 stitches off together.
Using 5mm needles cast on 96 stitches.
Knit 6cm in K1, P1 rib.
Change to 7mm needles & work in pattern as follows.
1st row: k6, p2, twist 2, p2 twist 2, p2. Repeat to end of row.
2nd row: K2, P2, K2, P2 , K2, P6 Repeat to end of row.
Repeat these 2 rows for 12cm then shape for crown.
K1, K2 together, K1 K2 together, P2, twist 2, P2 twist 2, p2, K1, K2 together, K1, K2 together. Repeat to end of row.
3rd row: K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P4. Repeat to end of row.
4th row: K2 together twice, P2, twist 2, P2, twist 2, P2, K2 together twice. Repeat to end of row.
5th row: K2, P2, K2, P2. repeat to end of row.
6th row: K2 together, P2, twist 2, P2, twist2, K2 together. Repeat to end of row.
7th row: K2, P2, K2, P2,K2, P1. repeat to end of row.
8th row: K1, P2 together, twist2, P2 together, twist 2, P2 together. Repeat.
9th row: By the time I got to this row I got myself confused. But it is easy. Just knit where there is a knit stitch & purl where there is a purl stitch
10th row: K2 together all across row then break yarn and thread through all stitches & pull up tight. Sew securely then sew up side seam. Finish off with a pom pom on the top.
If you want to make a larger size just add on an extra 16 stitches & follow the pattern and increase the length before the crown shaping.
A lady emailed me to say there are some mistakes in this pattern. I have fixed a couple of them but I think there might be more in the decreasing for the crown. The decreases are all done over the 6 knit stitches. So long as you follow the knit & purl on the wrong side of the pattern you should be ok. I did say I got myself confused. I design as I knit so don't write the pattern first.
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