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How to do twined knitting by ARNE & CARLOS (includes pattern for hat)

Hi Everybody!

This week we take a closer look at twined knitting, which is a technique where you knit with two yarns to create extra warm and waterproof accessories such as mittens and hats. Remember that when doing twined knitted garments, they are turned inside out, so you use the “wrong” side as the right side. Check out the video below as well as the free pattern and chart after the video.

Enjoy!

ARNE & CARLOS

 

 

PATTERN

Materials: 2 balls of ROWAN Cocoon in two different colours. Each ball of Cocoon weighs 100 grams and this is more than enough to complete the hat.

Needles: 1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 5 mm (U.S. size 8, U.K. size 6) 1 standard circular needle (length: 24 cm / 16 in) size 6 mm (U.S. size 10, U.K. size. 4)

1 set of 5 DPNs size 6 mm (U.S. size 10, U.K. size 4)

Gauge: 14 sts and 18 rows = 10 x 10 cm. Adjust needle sizes to obtain correct gauge if necessary.

With smaller size circular, CO 64 sts in the colour you want to use for the ribb. Work 10 rnds (or 5 cm) k2, p2 ribbing. Change to larger size circular and knit around 24 rnds following the chart and knitting using the twined knitting technique shown in the video.

Start decreasing on every second rnd:

Rnd 25:* K1, sl1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, k1 *: rep * – * around.

Rnd 26: K56.

Rnd 27:* K1, sl1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, k1 *: rep * – * around.

Rnd 28: K48.

Rnd 29:* K1, sl1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, k1 *: rep * – * around.

Rnd 30: K40.

Rnd 31:* K1, sl1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, k1 *: rep * – * around.

Rnd 32: K32.

Rnd 33:* K1, sl1, k1, psso, k2, k2tog, k1 *: rep * – * around.

Rnd 34: K24.

Rnd 35:* K1, sl1, k1, psso, k2tog, k1 *: rep * – * around.

Rnd 36: K16.

Cut yarn and pull end through rem 16 sts; pull tight. Weave in all ends neatly on the right side and turn inside out. Our hat is decorated with a pompom.

This hat does not need steaming/Blocking.

*Change to dpns when the circular feels to long, usually in the decreasing process.

Click chart to enlarge.