Friday, August 2, 2013

Hollywood Slouch

Subtle sparkle is so much fun.  It adds that extra bit of pizazz without being overwhelming.  Hollywood is our new worsted weight Superwash blend, available in 15 trend inspired colors that manages to combine sparkle and soft.  It is also machine washable and has great stitch defition.

Slouches are fun and quick to knit.  This pattern took well under 1 skein and would be a great gift or chemo hat to donate.  The lace pattern is a simple 4 stitch repeat worked over 6 rows (3 of which are knit), so it is also a good travel project.


Abbreviations


  •        K – Knit
  •        P - Purl
  •        SSK – Slip, Slip, Knit 2 slipped stitches together
  •         YO – Yarn Over
  •         K2Tog – Knit 2 Together

Materials
  •     1 skein Hollywood (87% Superwash Wool/10% Acrylic/3% Polyester – 208 yds/100 g) – shown in 05 (Deep Wisteria)
  •   Size US 6 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needle
  •   Size US 8 (5.5 mm) 16” circular needle
  •   Size US 8 (5.5 mm) double point needles
  •  1 Stitch Marker
  •  Yarn needle

Finished Measurements
(14”), 16" circumference unstretched (will fit average woman's hat)
9” long from cast on edge

Cast on (88), 100 stitches with the US 6 - 16” circular needle.  Join to knit in the round – be careful not to twist stitches.  Place marker at the beginning of the round.

K2, P2 for 1.25”

Change to US 8 – 16” circular needle.

Begin pattern:
Row 1 – *[K1, YO, SSK] – repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 2 - K
Row 3 – YO, SSK, K1, *[YO, SSK, K1] – repeat from * to last stitch, end K1
Row 4 - K
Row 5 - K2, YO, *[SSK, K1, YO] – repeat from * to last 2 stitches, end SSK
Row 6 - K

About 8.5” from cast on edge, start decreases.  Switch to DPN’s when necessary.

Start decreases:
Start decreases (switch to DPNs when necessary)
Row 1 – [K1, YO, SSK, K1, SSK]
Row 2 – [K3, K2Tog], end K1
Row 3 – [YO, SSK, SSK], end K1
Row 4 – [K1, K2Tog], end K1
Row 5 – [K2Tog], end K1
Row 6 – [K2Tog]

Cut yarn and thread yarn through remaining stitches.



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  3. Hollywood yarn is wonderfully soft yarn to knit with. I definitely want more of this yarn.

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