San Donato Hat and Mitts

£5.00Price
  • Featuring stranded colourwork knitted in the round, with corrugated ribbing, this hat is inspired by a twelfth century mosaic pavement in the Basilica of Santa Maria e San Donato on the Venetian island of Murano. The matching mitts feature a steeked thumbhole – an ideal small project for learning how to create a steek.

     

    YARN 

    The Border Mill North Coast 4 ply 
    100% Shetland wool, c. 360 m (394 yd) per 100g
    1 x 100g ball Bealach na Bá (MC)
    1 x 25g ball Applecross (CC1)
    2 x 25g ball Grey Cairns of Camster (CC2)
    1 x 25g ball Myrtle (CC3)
    Note: The above quantities are for making both hat and mitts.  If making only one project, 2 x 25g of MC and 1 x 25g of each CC will be sufficient

     

    NEEDLES & NOTIONS

    Hat
    3 mm / US 2.5 circular needle, 40 cm / 16” length
    Set of 4 DPNs in gauge size for working centre of crown
    2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle, 40 cm / 16” length 
    Stitch marker, tapestry needle for finishing
    Mitts
    3 mm / US 2.5 preferred needles for small diameter knitting
    2.75 mm / US 2 preferred needles for small diameter knitting 
    2.5 mm or 2.75 mm crochet hook for steek reinforcement
    Sharp scissors for cutting steek, stitch marker, tapestry needle for finishing
     

  • GAUGE

    Hat
    24 sts and 34 rnds to 10 cm / 4” at widest part of crown on larger needle. 28 sts to 10 cm / 4” above ribbing on smaller needle.
    Mitts
    33 sts and 36 rnds to 10 cm / 4"

     

    MEASUREMENTS

    Hat
    Diameter of crown 27 cm / 10.5”
    Ribbing circumference 54 cm / 21”
    Mitts
    Length 22 cm / 8.75” 
    Circumference 22 cm / 8.75”

     

    SKILLS REQUIRED

    Both patterns use stranded colourwork, requiring the anchoring of longer yarn floats behind work. Other techniques include German twisted cast-on and corrugated ribbing. The mitts also use steeking to create the thumbhole after knitting the mitts as a tube. Knowledge of backward loop cast-on method is assumed.

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