WINTER FLOWER HAT
I decided to design something with it and here you see the result:
MC: Louet Riverstone, about 110 yards. CC: Ella Rae, Classic Print, about 110 yards.
US 5 / 3.75 mm dpn set of five, US 5/3.75mm 16"circular needle.
Gauge: 6 st = 1” in st st
Sizes: small/medium and large, 18” / 21.5” finished head circumference.
Instructions for size large are written in parenthesis.
Picture shows a size large.
With circular needle CO 110 (132) sts and join carefully not to twist.
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 7 rnds. K 1(3) rnds.
Pattern set up rnd: *M1, K22, pm* 5(6) times. You have 115 (138) sts.
Work in chart pattern rnds 1 -19 and rnds 23 – 44 (1 – 44)
Then *K1 MC, k3tog CC, K1 MC* 5 (6) times.
In MC *K3tog* 5(6) times.
Break yarns. Bring yarn (MC) through remaining sts and pull tight. Secure on the inside.
/ = K2tog (Knit 2 sts together)
= SSK (Slip Slip Knit: Slip as if to knit the next two stitches on the left-hand needle one at a time onto the right hand needle then insert two slipped the left-hand needle into the fronts of the stitches and knit them together.)
To avoid pulling, wrap your floats when there are more than 5 sts of the same color in a row.
To create a nice fabric on the inside I did my floats not get longer than 2-3 sts in a row.Following link provides help with this technique: http://community.knitpicks.com/notes/index/show?noteKey=Color_-_Color_work%2FFair_Isle
Have fun knitting