3.10.2009

Promenade Duo

So awhile ago I knit Mimi Hill's Promenade Scarf

Promenade Scarf


I liked it so much I decided I needed a hat to go with it.

Promenade Hat


Here's what I did for the scarf

Pattern: 'Promenade Scarf' by Mimi Hill Find Pattern on Raverly

Yarn: Brown Sheep Lambs's Pride Bulky
Needles: Knit Pick Circ US 10

Started: January 22
Finished: January 28

Promenade Scarf


Since I was using a bulkier yarn I only cast on 89 stitches and eliminated 4 rows (one set of the cable pattern).
I used the Norwegian long tail cast-on (from Favorite Socks) and a dbl crochet bind off (from knittinghelp.com).
I also only cast off 2 sts for the button holes, because 5 sts seemed too big for the buttons I used.
The finished size ended up about 23” x 6” and fits well.

Here's how I made the hat

Pattern: My own based off of the scarf pattern from above Find on Raverly

Yarn: Brown Sheep Lambs's Pride Bulky
Needles: Knit Pick Circ US 9 and US 10

Started: February 22
Finished: February 28

Promenade Hat


I determined that I should do 9 repeats of the 8 stitch pattern by wrapping my finished scarf around my head. Then starting with the smaller needles I cast on 72 stitches and joined to work in the round.
For 5 rows I did a 1x1 rib. Then I switched to the larger needles.
I followed the cable pattern until the hat measured approx. 6 inches.
I repeated rows 1 and 2 of the cable pattern one more time, then I started decreasing:

Promenade Hat


Row 1: K1, k2tog, k1, ssk, k1, p1 and repeated to the end.
Row 2:I K5, p1 to end
Row 3: Cn1 hold to back, k1, k1 from cn, cn1 hold to front, k1, k1 from cn, p1 repeat to end
Row 4-6: repeat row 2
Row 7: repeat row 3

Row 8: repeat row 2
Row 9: K2tog, k1, ssk, p1 to end.
Row 10-12: K3, p1 to end
Row 13: K3tog, p1 to end.
Row 14: K1, p1 to end. Break yarn leaving tail.
With tapestry needle thread tail through remaining loops and pull tight. Weave in ends. Block.

Happy knitting.

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