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Torsione is a stranded colourwork Hat, knitted on the bias. The tension between the stitches created by the stitch pattern are highlighted by the colours to great effect. It is also surprisingly simple to knit!

Pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up and includes 5 sizes, covering newborns through to adults.

Yarn A: 54 [67, 83, 102, 122] yd/50 [61, 76, 93, 112] m
Yarn B: 71 [92, 110, 130, 151] yd/65 [84, 101, 119, 139] m
47yd/43m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
3,75mm crochet hook
Spare needle to aid with crown construction
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Fyberspates Vivacious DK [251yd/230m per 100g; 100% Merino]

Shown in size 20in/51cm on model with 21in/53.25cm circumference head

23 sts x 35 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St
24 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Twisted Rib

To fit size: 14 [16, 18, 20, 22] in/ 35.5 [40.75, 45.75, 51, 56] cm
Finished size: 13.25 [14.75, 16, 17.25, 18.75] in/ 33.75 [37.5, 40.75, 43.75, 47.75] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on & bind-off, stranded knitting techniques

Pattern contents
Written instructions with crown shaping schematic; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable Cast-on & Crochet Bind-off

First published October 2014 by The Knitter magazine; republished March 2016

PDF file size: 2.6MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW263KTorsione

Technical editor: Heather Murray


one cheeky chappy showing off in his Torsione Hat! Video editing by @atomic235 yarn by @fyberspates

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