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Named after an area in Manchester where the design was conceived, Gorton features proportional columns of slipped stitches against a garter stitch background.

Ideal for showcasing hand-dyed yarns, the pattern is worked from the bottom up and in the round. 4 sizes are included within the pattern, as well as illustrated tutorials for the cast-on and knitting in the round techniques.

Available as a single pattern or as part of the Painted Woolly Toppers for Kids collection.

93 [119, 148, 181] yd/85 [109, 136, 166] m
30yd/28m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Sport weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport Multi [200yd/183m per 70g; 100% Wool]

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.25in/54cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Mrs. Crosby Hat Box [317yd/290m per 100g; 75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere]

25 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.
24 sts x 56 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Garter St.

To fit size: 18 [20, 22, 24] in/45.75 [50.75, 56, 61] cm
Finished size: 14 [16, 18, 20] in/35.5 [40.75, 45.75, 50.75] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Knitting in the Round


Published February 2016

PDF file size: 3.5MB

Product code: WW262KGorton

Technical editor: Heather Murray