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Azula is named for the volatile fire bender from Season 1 of the Avatar. Flames twist and turn around the body of the Hat, with each form created by short rows and just a hint of garter stitch intarsia. Azula is the most challenging of the Elemental Hats, and is very much worthy of your patience.
Featuring short row colourwork, each of the Elemental Hats is knit sideways and grafted. The pattern is provided as a map for the short rows - a directional chart - that will help guide you through the pattern.
The Elemental book and eBook contain detailed photographic tutorials, and individual patterns contain illustrated tutorials.
Yarn A: 105yd/95m; Yarn B: 158yd/144m
61yd/56m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St
DK weight, plied yarn
Needles & Notions
Pair 3.25mm [3.5mm] straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
3.25mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Shown in The Yarn Collective Bloomsbury DK in shades Copper & Russet [263yd/240m per 100g; 100% Merino]
Shown in size 20in/50.75cm on model with 19.5in/49.5cm circumference head
Sizing in this pattern is achieved through gauge. The sideways nature of this design creates a great deal of stretch, so do consider the negative ease.
Size & Gauge
To fit size: 20in/50.75cm; use 3.25mm needles
Gauge: 24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
To fit size: 22in/56cm; use 3.5mm needles
Gauge: 22 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Knit & purl sts, short rows, provisional cast-on, grafting
Charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, German Short Rows & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)
Published September 2017
PDF file size: 3.3MB, image res. 300DPI
Product code: WW320KAzula
Technical editors: Heather Murray, Clare Devine & Kate Atherley