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Contoura is a Hat designed around short rows. The Hat is worked in sections that rotate and turn, creating a striking architectural finish.

Worked bottom up and in the round, the pattern is provided in 5 sizes. Illustrated tutorials for the techniques involved are also included.

The pattern is ideally suited to gradient yarns and/or coordinating oddments of the same yarn weight.

93 [125, 156, 198, 229] yd/85 [114, 143, 181, 209] m
39yd/36m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
4mm/UK8/US6 needle (for cast-off)
Stitch markers as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Live Or Dye DK Springy Twist [252yd/230m per 115g; 100% Superwash Merino]

Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21in/53.25cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Babylonglegs Mesmerino [230yd/210m per 115g; 100% Superwash Merino]

24 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over St.St.
24 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Twisted Rib

To fit sizes: 15 [17, 19, 21, 23] in/38 [43.25, 48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 13.25 [15, 16.75, 18.25, 20] in/33.75 [38, 42.5, 46.25, 50.75] cm

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

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable Cast-ons, w&t Short Rows, Standard Chain Cast-off & Picking Up Stitches

Published August 2017.

PDF file size: 3.3MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW313KContoura

Technical editor: Heather Murray