rolled brim hat kit with Montadale true woolen yarn
- Great for learning circular knitting & decreases —once you get the hang of joining without a twist, this hat is wonderfully easy & you can nish one in a couple of TV evenings. A true woolen spun yarn that captures air to create maximum insulation, Solitude’s Montadale Woolen makes a cozy hat —it’s our shepherd’s favorite for winter chores!
kit includes: two contrasting colors of Montadale true woolen spun yarn in center pull balls and pattern.
finished size: Approximately 16" (18, 20, 22, 24")/40.5 cm (46, 51, 56, 61 cm) in circumference after blocking. With 1 to 1.5: of negative ease, 64-stitch versions fit babkies, 72-stitch versions fit young children, 80-stitch versions fit older children, teens and most women; 88- and 96-stitch versions fit those larger heads and men. Height can be easily adjusted.
needles (not included in kit): 7 (US)/4.5 mm circular (16"/42 cm), or double pointed needles (dpns)
notions: one stitch marker, one needle to weave in ends gauge: 18 sts = 4"/10cm before blocking
skills: knitting, K2tog decreasing
- fiber source: hand selected fleeces from Saffer's Montadales in Warwick, Maryland on the Eastern Shore fiber content: 100% Montadale wool. Montadale is a modern US breed developed in the 1930's in the mid-west from Cheviot rams with Columbia ewes. These sheep are raised for both meat and their exceptionally white wool which is in the "medium" range. Medium is right in the middle of all the types of wool and makes an excellent knitting yarn that is fairly soft and yet still fairly strong.
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