Fits average to large adult head, up to 24/25 inches circumference.
- Yarn: 100g pure linen, 18 wpi, charcoal.
- Needles: 1 x 3.25mm and 1 x 4mm 80cm circulars (magic/lazy loop), or alternatives for preferred technique and to achieve gauge.
Aim for about 5.5 st per inch, and 10 -12 rows per inch in stockinette on 3.25mm needles.
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together (slanting not symmetrical)
yo = yarn over
The black squares in the chart are for no stitches. When you encounter them in a round, just jump over them and work the next instruction in that same round.
Using 3.25mm circular needle, cast on 108 st knitwise.
Round 1: p
Round 2: k
Round 3: p
Round 4 – 21: follow chart A above, working 9 repeats each round. Knit odd rounds, except for round 11 which is included in chart A.
Round 22 – 24: as rounds 1 – 3.
Round 25: (k11, k2tog) 8 times, k to end – should have 100 st left
Main part (net)
Swap to 4mm needles
Round 26: (yo, k2tog) to end
Round 27: (p1, k1) to end
Round 28: (k2tog, yo) to end
Round 29: (k1, p1) to end
These four rounds form the netting pattern (see chart B above).
Repeat rounds 26 to 29 until you have about 6grams of yarn left, or enough to do another 9 rounds.
The work will hopefully measure roughly 19 inches long at this point.
Repeat rounds 1 – 2 four times, forming an 8 row garter st border.
Cast off loosely. (Suspended bind off works well).
Break yarn, and weave in ends. With any luck, all you’ll have left over after this is about 2 ft of yarn.
Wash and block lightly, then try it on and find your favourite way of wearing it!
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