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A delicate yarn calls for a delicate shape and this turban works both to glamorous effect. Worked flat, this piece is all in the finishing with fascinating folds and turns that turn simple garter stitch into a sculptural masterpiece.

Available either as a single pattern or as part of the Classic Woolly Toppers collection


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140 [172, 216, 255] yd/128 [157, 197, 233] m
45yd/41m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Sport or Light DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca DK
[255yd/233m per 100g; 100% Baby Alpaca]

Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light[144yd/132m per 50g; 50% Wool, 50% Alpaca]

23 sts x 46 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Garter St.

To fit size: 17 [19, 21, 23] in/ 43.25 [48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 15 [17, 19, 21] in/ 38 [43.25, 48.25, 53.25] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, mattress stitch

Pattern contents
Written instructions; construction schematics. Notes are also included for using a different weight yarn.


Published July 2012

PDF file size: 2.8MB

Product code: WW203KImagiro

Technical editors: Tana Pageler & Heather Murray