Pinua

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Pinua comes with a story of a trip to a pine forest. Walking about, I noticed the bold, graphic qualities of the tree branches and decided that I had to try capturing that in a Hat. The result is Pinua.

It all starts with soft garter stitch interrupted by straight lines. The lines turn into tree trunks, and I used traveling stitches to mimic branches. Pinua is worked in the round, bottom-up and assumes you are comfortable with cables and twisted stitches.

 

 
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Yarn
158 [183, 230, 270] yd/145 [167, 210, 246] m
35yd/32m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.5mm/UK--/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Cable needle as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Miss Babs Kunlun [280yd/256m per 4.4oz/125g; 70% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 15% Cultivated Silk]

Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Gauge
23 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over St.St.
22 sts x 46 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over Garter St.
22 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over 1x1 Twisted Rib, lightly stretched
14 st x 8 row stitch panel = 1.75in/4.5cm x 0.75in/2cm on 3.5mm needles

Sizes
To fit sizes: 17 [19, 21, 23] in/ 43.25 [48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 14.5 [16.25, 18.25, 20] in/ 37 [41.5, 46.25, 50.75]cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, specialist cast-on, increases & decreases, knitting in the round, travelling sts

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Crochet Provisional Cast-ons

Published August 2016.

PDF file size: 3.1MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW277KPinua

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Clare Devine