Overdue Introduction

I’m trying to do too many things at once right now. I have five different patterns in various states of production and my goal is to publish two of them before a local fiber festival in November. Additionally, I just wrapped up the sewing on a Halloween costume for my daughter.

But better late than never, I’m officially introducing my latest pattern which I blogged about a little back in August, when the project came out of Time Out. Sadly, the original hat that was also shown in that post is about to go back into time out. I’m struggling with a few design issues and the two designs I want/need to publish next month are taking precedent. More on that soon…if I can find a coherent way to write about my struggles.

To make a long story short (too late!), here is the 5th pattern that I have self-published on ravelry – meet Rossmita!

Rossmita_Brown_Back

Rossmita_Back_Red

There is nothing like working with a rustic yarn such as the Ross Farm longwools. It’s less forgiving than a springy commercial yarn, but I find the character of a yarn with such halo to create a great look that can’t be achieved any other way. In order to get a nice, slouchy look it will take a nice strong blocking to relax the yarn. But if you don’t have a farm nearby, a lovely commercial yarn will make a great hat, too.

Rossmita_Brown_Side

Required Skills:
This pattern requires the knitter to work knit, purl, and decrease stitches in the round for the basic hat shape. The hat begins with corrugated ribbing, which combines stranded work and 1×1 ribbing. Stranded knitting is represented in the color knitting chart. This pattern does not recommend a particular method for knitting in the round.

Note: Pattern includes a tutorial to show how to do the cable cast on using two colors.

Rossmita_Above_Red

Gauge measured after blocking:
22 sts/24 rows = 4” (10 cm) square (colorwork with larger needles)
26 sts/24 rows = 4” (10 cm) square (ribbing with smaller needles)

Sizes and Finished Measurements:
1-2 Years | 3-10 Years | Teen/Small Adult | Large Adult
16” | 18” | 20” | 22”

Needles: U.S. Size 5 (3.5 mm) and U.S. Size 6 (4.0 mm) or
size needed to produce noted gauge.

Yarn:
Brown and Cream sample, T/Sm. Adult size:
The Ross Farm Heritage & Rare Breed Fibers, 250 yds/4 oz
“Marcia’s Mash-up”, 100% Lincoln/Shetland, color A, brown
“Rare Treat”, 100% Leicester Longwool, color B, cream

Red and Cream sample, Large Adult size:
Malabrigo Rios, “Ravelry Red”, 100% Superwash Merino, 210 yds/100 grams, color A, red
Berroco Vintage DK, “Mochi”, 52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon, 290 yds/100 grams, color B, white

Samples use approximately 75-85 yards of color A and approximately 100-­125 yards of color B.

Rossmita_Red_Back

Additional Supplies:
Tapestry Needle, Scissors, Tape Measure, Stitch Markers (12)

Good Yarn Substitutions:
Cascade 220, Dream in Color Classy, Madelinetosh Vintage or your favorite worsted weight wool or wool-blend yarn. Choose two contrasting colors with different values.

Tech Editing by cmuralidhara.

Due to the nature of electronic pattern sales, once you have downloaded a pdf file of the pattern, there will be no refunds issued.

Rossmita_Blocking_Above

Rossmita_Blocking_UpsideDown

The tutorial that I posted recently is included on the last page of the pattern.

Coming soon, another pattern introduction that is ridiculously overdue.

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