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The first of the long awaited Lateralis Hats introduces the concept: sideways knit Hats with an intriguing new construction. In Duality, the Hat’s architecture is laid bare with high single-ridge arches that provide an accessible entry point to the short row colourwork method.
Wear it with those stripes leading back from the face, or bending over it; there’s no one right way.
The pattern is written for three sizes, with sizing achieved through gauge, and includes tutorials for German Short Rows and Kitchener Stitch.
Featuring short row colourwork, each of the Lateralis Hats is knit sideways and grafted. Unlike other sideways knit Hats, these patterns aren’t constructed from panels, and they will lead you on an altogether different adventure. The pattern is provided as a map for the short rows - a directional chart - that will help guide you through the pattern.
The Lateralis eBook contains detailed photographic tutorials, and individual patterns contain illustrated tutorials.
Yarn A: 149yd/136m; Yarns B & C: 48yd/44m
61yd/56m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
DK weight; plied yarn
Needles & Notions
Single 3mm [3.25mm, 3.5mm] 60cm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Two circular needles, one or two sizes smaller
2 stitch markers
Shown in RiverKnits BFL DK in shades Stiefmütterchen, Kingfisher & Erntedank [246yd/225m per 100g; 100% BFL]
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 22.75in/57.75cm circumference head
Sizing in this pattern is achieved through gauge. The sideways nature of this design creates a great deal of stretch, as garter stitch is incredibly stretchy.
Size & Gauge
To fit size: 20in/50.75cm; use 3mm needles
Gauge: 25 sts x 50 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
To fit size: 22in/56cm; use 3.25mm needles
Gauge: 24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
To fit size: 24in/61cm; use 3.5mm needles
Gauge: 22 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Knit & purl sts, short rows, specialist cast-on, grafting
Charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for German Short Rows & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)
Published September 2018.
PDF file size: 3.6MB, image res. 300DPI
Product code: WW346KDuality
Technical editors: Heather Murray & Kate Atherley