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Opal is named for the gentle air bender in Season 2 of the Avatar. With this Hat, the short rows create soft, swirly clouds which push and pull the air currents.
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 eBook contains detailed photographic tutorials, and individual patterns contain illustrated tutorials.
Yarn A: 213yd/194m; Yarn B: 31yd/28m
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 Soot & Sand [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: WW317KOpal
Technical editors: Heather Murray, Clare Devine & Kate Atherley