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The pendulum swings back and forth over the whole of this Hat – rhythmic short rows drawing elegant, mathematically precise patterns that are as deeply satisfying to work as to look at.

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.


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Yarn A:
136yd/125m; Yarn B: 25yd/22m
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
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in RiverKnits BFL DK in shades My Heart Bleeds Wine & Sommeliche Nachthimmel [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:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 16.25in/41.5cm
Length: 7.75in/19.5cm

To fit size: 22in/56cm; use 3.25mm needles
Gauge: 24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 17in/43.25cm
Length: 8in/20.25cm

To fit size: 24in/61cm; use 3.5mm needles
Gauge: 22 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 18.5in/47cm
Length: 8.75in/22.25cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, short rows, specialist cast-on, grafting

Pattern contents
Charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for German Short Rows & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)

Published October 2018.

PDF file size: 4.1MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW344KOscillare

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Kate Atherley