Going Straight - A New Generation of Knitted Hats

No I am not talking about sexual Orientation, thisis about what I am working on with my beautiful Malabrigo wool. I am alos going to wait until I block the hat to actually see if I want to add a ribbing or edge of some kind. I am here to practice and improve some skills like short rows and wrapping stitches. Well This is not the Malabrigo, it is actually Cascade, because I just did not like the hat on Malabrigo and I was almost 50% done, I decided to frog it and redo it in Cascade, I am happier with this new colorway.
In knitting, a short row is a row that is not fully knitted; the work is turned before reaching the end of the row. Just before the work is turned, the yarn is generally passed around the next unknitted stitch, to prevent a hole from forming at the turning point. Short-rowing is the name used to describe where you turn your work in the course of knitting a row and work back. If you don't wrap the next st you inevitably end up with a very visible hole. So you work until the stitch you are supposed to then bring the yarn forward, slip the next stitch purlwise, bring the yarn backward, slip the stitch back to the left needle, turn your work and continue knitting.
These Patterns are on Ravelry and here on their website Here , and you can also buy the downloadable book , the price is in British pounds. I like these patterns because they help me build skills and improve my knitting. Thanks for stopping by!


HoosierDaddy's picture

This hat pattern is terrific! I found a similar pattern in an old issue of Interweave Knits several years ago and have knitted up nearly 100 of these for charity and for gift giving. It's a great way of using up leftover odds and ends. Every "slice" of the short-rowed hat can be a different color.

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog I was thinking the same thing very clever! The yarn has changed to a Cascade in hues of blue!

Tallguy's picture

The Tychus hat is also knit with short rows.

teejtc's picture

Every times I see someone talking about "Malabrigo" wool.. I read "Marlboro."

That aside... beautiful.

Grace and Peace,