Monday, 3 October 2011

New Pattern: Roots

I am proud to announce today that new pattern Roots has finally been published!

 



Roots is a top down hat featuring an unusual branching rib structure. It is knit using 100-150 yards of Malabrigo Twist (colour Zinc) and 4mm circular needles or DPNs.

This is a great gift knit pattern (indeed, even the sample has already been gifted to my well deserving little brother), and takes about 6 hours to make. With the holiday season approaching, this simple, unisex pattern with it's customisable length and subtle but unusal patterning will impress many different people.

Roots was inspired by the branching fractal nature of tree roots, working their way down into the soil. As you knit from top to brim you mimic this process, starting from a centre circle.

The use of worsted weight yarn knit at a slightly tighter gauge results in a warm, water resistant fabric, perfect for winter wear, and increases the elasticity of the rib for a snug, warm fit. This hat makes a fantastic gift knit as it can be readily knit over a couple of days, and the soft and luxurious yarn makes for a truly special treat. This hat is a great knit for men, being both well fitting, simple and traditional in style, but the branching rib provides an element of individuality and makes for a fun and interesting knit.

If you would like to knit Roots you can buy now via Ravelry for £2.50.

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