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My family loves to ski, and we spend many Winter weekends in Vermont. Long John is the long and winding trail we often use as our first run when we visit Mount Snow resort. The traveling slipped stitch makes its way through the hat in the same fashion that we navigate our way through this gorgeous path. It’s set atop a bed of striped 1X1 rib that makes for a squishy, stretchy fabric that will fit multiple sizes. Whether you ski or sit in the lodge, this hat will keep you cozy and warm!
Unstretched Finished Measurements:
Negative ease of 2-3"/ 3-7.5cm is recommended.
6.25 (7)"/ 15.5 (17.5)cm circumference X 6.5 (7.75)"/ 16 (19)cm tall
RECOMMENDED: North Bay Fiber, Elemental Worsted (100% domestic Cormo wool; 205 yd / 187 m per 100 g); 1 skein each (MC and CC)
OR Worsted Weight yarn in the following amounts:
MC: approx 75 (98) yds/ 68 (89) m
CC: approx 22 (29) yds/ 20 (26) m
• Cover Sample shows the M/L mitts knit in colors Chartreuse (MC) and Roe (CC)
• Back page sample shows the M/L mitts knit in colors Deep Dive (MC) and Float (CC)
24 sts and 28 rnds to 4"/10cm in K1P1 ribbing, unstretched
Due to the stretchy nature of the K1P1 Rib, for reference, gauge in stockientte is 18 sts and 24 rnds to 4"/10cm.
Needles listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch.
• Gauge Needle: #7 (4.5mm) 9"/22.5cm circular needles, US #7 (4.5mm) DPN OR 32"/80cm circular (for magic loop)—or size necessary to obtain gauge
• Smaller Needle: US #5 (3.75mm) 9"/22.5cm circular needles, OR 32”/80cm circular (for magic loop)— or two sizes down from Gauge Needle
3 Stitch markers, cable needle (optional, and tapestry needle
• Pattern is written for the smaller size, with the larger size in parentheses.
• Mitts is worked in the round, from the bottom up.
• Any time you are changing colors between rounds, if you are carrying them up, be sure to pick the new color up from behind the old color, crossing the two colors over one another to prevent any holes.
• Fabric created from the stitch pattern is extremely stretchy, therefore this hat may be worn with a varying amount of negative ease.
• Both written directions and charted directions are provided.
• While these directions are quite wordy, there are several ways to intuitively knit this pattern:
• With the exception of the thumb gusset, CC rows are worked by maintaining the rib pattern throughout with the exception of the one twisted stitch which is slipped.
• With the exception of the thumb gusset, MC rows are worked by maintaining the rib pattern with the exception of the traveling twisted stitch. • We made this hat without the use of a cable needle. For a video tutorial click HERE.