Mountains, a free knitting pattern from Knitty.com. Free knitting pattern for a DETAILS HERE.
The Deep Fall has arrived. Days are still sunny while the cool nights have turned the forests into riot of colors. It is time to go and pickup the last treasures what the nature has to offer, before the snow covers everything with white veil.
Mountains is made of soft and warm merino wool. Due to perfect fit, it's easy to wear under a hood, during windy days. Twisted stitches combined with ribbing forms a vision from majestic mountain range. The geometric pattern is easy to follow. A perfect piece for the beginner to challenge skills, but not too boring for professionals.
model + photos: Karoliina Hämäläinen
Depth: 8 inches / 20.5[22.5] cm
Circumference: 18 inches / 46 cm, unstretched. Will stretch to comfortably fit head circumference up to 22 inches / 56 cm.
Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo [100% wool - merino; 335yd/ 306m per 3.53 oz/100 g skein]; color: Natural; 1 skein
Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below - every knitter's gauge is unique]
US #2.5/3mm circular needle, length 16 inch/40 cm length
US #2.5/3mm needles for small circumference in the round, for the crown decrease: DPNs, 1 long or 2 short circulars
24 sts/33 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in pattern stitch.
25 sts/36 rounds = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch.
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
Right Twist (RT): Knit the second st on the left needle through the front loop, knit the first st through the front loop, slip both sts from needle.
Left Twist (LT): Knit the second st on the left needle through the back loop, knit the first st through the front loop, slip both sts from needle.
Using circular needle, CO 126 sts. Place marker and join for working in the round.
Ribbing round: [K1 tbl, p1] around. Work 14 rounds of ribbing.
Next round, establish chart: Work appropriate size chart 7 times around.
Work until you have completed round 60 of the chart, change needles for small circumference as you work crown decrease.
Break yarn, leaving a 6 inch/15cm tail. Draw through remaining sts and pull tight.
Weave in all loose ends and block.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Karoliina Hämäläinen is a novice designer from Finland. She used to follow every pattern very strictly. But after few decades of knitting, she realized that she could carry out some of her own ideas too.
See more of her designs on Ravelry.
Pattern & images © 2018 Karoliina Hämäläinen.