Friday, March 28, 2008

Pajunkissa pattern

There has been some interest to have my Pajunkissa ("catkin") pattern translated and courtesy of Margaret Smith from Michigan I can present a translation that has also been test knitted. Thanks again Margaret!


























Yarn and yarn substitutes


Rowan Wool Cotton (50 % merino wool, 50 % cotton; 50 g / 113 m), 26 - 37 g (child’s hat color is SH910 and women’s hat color is SH969)

A comparable yarn (though thinner) is Novita Bambu (68 % bamboo, 32 % cotton; 50 g / 135 m; needles 3,5 - 4 mm)

Also Schachenmayr Nomotta Extra Merino is very close.

Gauge

12 sts and 23 rows in st st = 10 cm

Needles

4 mm 40 cm circular needle and dpn or size to match gauge

Other Requirements

Stitch marker

Size

Child’s size: circumference approx. 50 cm, fits 2-4-year old, finished hat 17 cm in length

Women’s small size: circumference approx. 54 cm, finished hat 19 cm in length

























Pattern


The stitch pattern is a multiple of 4 sts. So you can adjust the size accordingly.

Cast 52 - 60 sts on the circular needle

Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the row. Knit K1, P1-ribbing for 11 rows or until the ribbing is approx. 4 cm in length.

Begin knitting pajunkissa pattern.

• Row 1: *In the same st,(K1, yo, K1), P1, K1, P1*, repeat between *-* across row.
• Rows 2.-4: *K3, P1, K1, P1*, repeat between *-* across row.
• Row 5: *K3 tog, P1, K1, P1*, repeat between *-* across row.
• Row 6: *K1, P1*, repeat between *-* across row.
• Row 7: K1, P1, *In the same st,(K1, yo, K1), P1, K1, P1*, repeat between *-*, until 2 sts left, in the same st,(K1, yo, K1), P1.
• Rows 8.-10: K1, P1, *K3, P1, K1, P1*, repeat between *-*, until 4 sts left, K3, P1.
• Row 11: K1, P1, *K3 tog, P1, K1, P1*, repeat between *-*, until 4 sts left, K3 tog, P1.
• Row 12: *K1, P1*, repeat between *-* across row.

Pattern Note: When knitting in the same st, knit only through the front loop.
















Repeat rows 1.-12. for child’s hat 2 times and then finally do rows 1.-6. or until hat is 15 cm in length.

Repeat rows 1.-12 for women’s hat 3 times or until hat is 17 cm in length.

Begin decreasing. When there are not enough sts to use the circular needle change to dpn.

Knit K2 tog, P2 tog across row for all sizes. Knit next row K1, P1. Repeat these two rows until there are under 10 sts left.

Note: If the row where you do the decreases ends with decreasing k2tog, then knit the last 2 stitches as k1, p1 instead.

Break yarn and thread through final stitches. Weave in yarn ends. Hat is finished!


3 comments:

Altocumulus said...

Tää on kyllä ihana pipo, pitää ehdottomasti toteuttaa joskus! :)

anniam said...

This pattern is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for having it translated.

Ann Makela Schneider

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