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Bias-knit garter stitch creates a spiral of colour sweeping around the head to a four-pointed crown. Short rows, provisional cast-on and a Kitchener stitch finish (tutorials provided) ensure a perfect, seamless fit in four sizes.

Vortice’s angled garter ridges are perfect for taming a wild sock yarn; try it in a gradient set or use a mix of scraps to create bold colour wedges.

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

147 [203, 267, 340] yd/135 [186, 245, 311] m
50yd/46m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter.St.
4Ply, fingering or sock weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 2.75mm/UK12/US2 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
2.75mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock [425yd/389m per 100g; 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon]

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 22in/56cm circumference head

28 sts x 42 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St.
28 sts x 56 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over Garter St.

To fit sizes: 17 [20, 22, 24] in/43.25 [50.75, 56, 61] cm
Finished size: 13.75 [16, 18.25, 20.5] in/35 [40.75, 46.5, 52] cm
Finished depth: 5.5 [6.5, 7.5, 8.5] in/14 [16.5, 19, 21.5] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, increases & decreases, short rows, provisional cast-on, grafting

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)


Published April 2015

PDF file size: 3.3MB

Product code: WW254KVortice

Technical editor: Heather Murray