24 February, 2009

Snowdrop Lace Hat ~ Woman's Large

Below are modifications to the Snowdrop Lace Hat pattern for a woman's large. Since the lace makes the fabric so stretchy, I would recommend knitting up this size only if you really like a loose fitting hat.


Sample hat knit with Hand Maiden Casbah
on US#5 circular needles, switching to US#5 dpn’s.

Gauge: Approx. 23 stitches over 28 rows = 4” in unblocked stockinette, knit in the round on dpn’s for a women’s large hat.

Cast on 104 stitches
Work in rounds on circular needles.
Place marker at join and slip as you work your rounds.

Garter rim:
Rounds 1-9: knit odd rows and purl even rows with yarn in back on knit rounds and yarn in front on purl rounds.
Round 10: knit

Lace pattern in three staggered repeats:
Round 11: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 12: knit
Round 13: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 14: knit
Round 15: [k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo] repeat to the end of this round
Round 16: knit
Round 17: [yo, SK2P, yo, k1] repeat to the end of this round
Round 18: knit

Now you will stagger the lace pattern.
Remove marker, knit 4, replace marker and proceed:
Round 19: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 20: knit
Round 21: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 22: knit
Round 23: [k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo] repeat to the end of this round
Round 24: knit
Round 25: [yo, SK2P, yo, k1] repeat to the end of this round
Round 26: knit

Now you will stagger the lace pattern again.
Remove marker, knit 4, replace marker and proceed:
Round 27: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 28: knit
Round 29: [yo, SK2P, yo, k5] repeat to the end of this round
Round 30: knit
Round 31: [k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo] repeat to the end of this round
Round 32: knit
Round 33: [yo, SK2P, yo, k1] repeat to the end of this round
Round 34: knit

Stockinette finish:
Switch to dpn’s (double pointed needles.) Place markers (pm) on round 52 to indicate where to decrease. It’s a good idea to use markers colored differently from your join color to keep track of round completions.
Round 35-45: knit
Round 46: [k11, k2tog, pm] repeat to the end of this round
Rounds 47, 49, 51, 53, 55 knit these rounds
Round 48: [k10, k2tog] repeat to the end of this round
Round 50: [k9, k2tog] repeat…
Round 52: [k8, k2tog] repeat…
Round 54: [k7, k2tog] repeat…
Round 56: [k6, k2tog] = 56 stitches
Round 57: [k5, ssk] repeat…
Round 58: [k4, ssk] repeat…
Round 59: [k3, ssk] repeat…
Round 60: [k2, ssk] removing markers as you go
Round 61: [k1, ssk] repeat…
Round 62: ssk eight times
Round 63: ssk four times

Thread a blunt needle through remaining loops; secure wool on inside of hat; weave in ends. Block hat.

Abbreviations:
yo = increase by wrapping the yarn around the needle before making the next stitch
SK2P = slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit the next two stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over
k = knit
ssk = slip two stitches, one at a time, to the right needle as if to knit. Insert left needle tip into the front of the two stitches and knit them together.
k2tog = knit two stitches together

If you encounter errors or have any questions please email me at selectswoolandflax at gmail dot com or find me at RobinLynn on Ravelry.

11 February, 2009

night snow

We came home last night to find the trees and shrubs covered with fresh white snow.


  • "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." Isaiah 1:18
  • God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthins 5:21
  • Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7
  • Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: "Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!" Revelation 19:6-7a
  • "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness... when He shall come with trumpet sound, Oh may I then in Him be found. Dressed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne." The Solid Rock, William B. Bradbury