Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Zigzag Pattern - Written Beta

I begin this post with a warning - this is not the final write-up. This is my written directions for what should probably be a charted pattern. If you try to knit this, you basically will be test knitting. I have added changes based on feedback in red. Please let me know if these changes are helpful or confusing.

In which case, please let me know if you do embark upon such a quest, and what pitfalls you encounter. And ask me questions if you feel the need - I will answer ASAP. Thanks!

(Changes in pattern will be in red.)
SIZE
One Size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hat circumference (unstretched): 18 inches

MATERIALS

Yarn
[MC] Patons Classic Wool [100% Pure New Wool; 223 yds/ 205 m per 100g skein]; color: Natural Mix; .5 skein
[CC] Patons Classic Wool [100% Pure New Wool; 223 yds/ 205 m per 100g skein]; color: Jade Heather; .5 skein

Note: This pattern requires only about half a skein of each color, or about 110 yds/ 100m each.

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter's gauge is unique]
1 set(s) US #6/4.25mm double-point needles

Notions required
darning needle
stitch markers
cable needle

GAUGE
24 sts/36 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

PATTERN NOTES

LT (Left Twist): Bring right needle behind left needle and knit into back of second stitch on left needle without dropping st from needle; knit into front of first stitch on left needle, drop both stitches from left needle.

The Long-Tail cast on method is recommended for this project.

Note on ZigZag Patern:
To maintain pattern consistency, the round in which the color changes (from MC to CC, and vice versa) always begins 1 st before the beginning of the previous round.

PATTERN
BRIM
Using long-tail method and MC, CO 120 sts onto needles.
Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist.

Round 1:
*k tbl, p1, k2, p, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 2:
*k tbl, p1, LT, P, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 1 and Round 2 until work measures 1 inch from CO edge, ending with Round 2.

BODY
Set up rounds:
Round 1: [CC] *slp, k4, repeat from * to end of round.
Round 2: [CC] *slp, k4, repeat from * to 5 sts before end of round, k4.

Main Pattern Rounds:
Round 3: [MC] *k tbl, k3, slp, repeat from * to end of round.
Round 4: [MC] *k4, slp, repeat from * to 5 sts before end of round, k4, move marker 1 st to the right.
Round 5: [CC] *k tbl, k3, slp, repeat from * to end of round.
Round 6: [CC] *k4, slp, repeat from * to 5 sts before end of round, k4, move marker 1 st to the right.

Repeat rounds 3 through 6 until the length from the cast on edge is 4 inches, ending with Round 5 [CC].
CROWN
Round 1 (set up round): [CC] *k tbl, k3, slp, place stitch marker on slipped st. K4, slp, k4, slp, k4. Repeat from * to 1 sts before end of round. (Six stitch markers placed every 20 sts.)

Round 2: [MC] * Work in pattern until 2 sts before marked stitch, slp, k1, psso, slp (marked stitch), repeat from * to end of round.(114 sts)

Round 3: Using same color yarn as previous row, * work in pattern to marked stitch, slp, repeat from * to 1 sts before end of round.

Round 4: [CC] * Work in pattern to marked stitch, k tbl, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat Round 3. (108 sts)

Round 6: [MC] * Work in pattern until 2 sts before marked stitch,
slp, k1, psso, slp, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat Round 3. (102 sts)

Round 8: [CC] * Work in pattern to marked stitch, k tbl, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat Round 3. (96 sts)

Round 10: [MC] * Work in pattern until 3 sts before marked stitch, slp, place next st on cable needle and bring to front, k1, psso, sl st on cable needle to right needle, slp, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat Round 3. (90 sts)

Round 12: [CC] * Work in pattern to marked stitch, k tbl, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat Round 3.(84 sts)

Round 14: [MC] * Work in pattern until 2 sts before marked stitch, slp, k1, psso, slp, repeat from * to end of round. Repeat Round 3.(78 sts)

Repeat Rounds 12 through 16 twice. (54 sts)

Next Round: [CC] * Work in pattern to marked stitch, k tbl, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. (48 sts)
Next Round: [CC] * Work in pattern to 2 sts before marked stitch, slp, k1, psso, k tbl, repeat from * to 1 sts before end of round. (42 sts)
Next Round: [MC] * Work in pattern to marked stitch, slp, k2tog, repeat from * to end of round. (36 sts)
Next Round: [MC] * Work in pattern to 2 sts before marked stitch, slp, k1, psso, slp, repeat from * to 1 sts before end of round. (30 sts)

Repeat the previous four rounds once more. (6 sts) Cut yarn. With darning needle, drawn yarn through remaining loops and close up crown.
FINISHING
Weave in all loose ends and lightly block (without stretching) if desired.

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

Being officially moved now, and since I have managed to successfully knit a row on a project (WRS) I will get back to this without further delay (well, after I am done working today, and I might be going out with Em tonight, and I have to work tomorrow, and I am going to be baking a pie tomorrow...but after those delays, i am on it!)

Vegan Pi said...

are these directions different than the ones you'd sent me? I should compare before I continue on... I'll use the newest ones :)

Praxis said...

the same - except i made the change j recommended in row 1

Jimmy Bruno said...

Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I adore this pattern. I casted on yesterday, and it's simply beautiful. I especially admire the the cabled ribbing at the brim, and how the twisted knit stitches make an elegant transition between the brim and the body. This is a lovely pattern.

I do have one correction to offer: On round 2 of the body, it seems as though there should be an instruction to move the marker one stitch to the right, as in the rest of pattern.

I'll post again once I've finished. Again, let me say how beautiful this pattern is. Congratulations.