Monday, December 28, 2009

Anchors & Ropes: a hat pattern

Here goes! My first foray into having a pattern available to others.
First the boring bits: please do not sell this pattern or the finished items as your design.
This hat is pretty simple & features an anchor on front & back. I knit the original for the 2008 WinterAngels exchange on greatbigsea.com . Andi was the happy recipient :)
Materials:
1 ball Bernat Wool Blend Natural Blends (I used soft denim)
set of 5 4.5mm dpns

Abbreviations:
-cn: cable needle
-LC (Left Cable): sl 2 sts to cn at front, K2, K2 from cn
-M1 (Make 1): insert left needle into strand between st just worked and next st, front to back; K into back of loop to twist the new st
-SKP: sl next st k-wise, K next st, pass sl st over & off
-3 from 1: K into back then front of next st. Now K into "bar" at base of this. You've added 2sts to your work
-pm: place marker
-B (bobble): K into (f,b,f) of next st; turn, P1, (P1, yo, P1) in next st, P1; turn, K5; turn, P2tog, P1, P2tog; turn, sl2tog-kwise, K1, P2SSO; done!
-LT (Left Twist): K into 2nd st on left needle through back of loop, K skipped st, sl both sts from needle.
-RT (Right Twist): K2tog but leave both sts on left needle, K first st again & sl both sts from needle.
-5stT (5 st Twist): sl 2 tocn @ F, sl 1 to cn @ B, K2, P1 from B cn, K2 from F cn.
-Dec5: with yarn in back, sl3 to right needle, *pass 2nd st over first st & off needle; sl first st back to left needle; pass 2nd st over first st & off needle**; sl first st to right needle; rep from * to **; K rem st through back of loop.
**A note on my cable notations: I write cables this way a/b BC or a/b FC. a is the # put on hold, b is the # worked straight, BC is Back cable: those held sts go to the back of the work, FC is Front Cable: held sts stay in front. If I've got FPC or BPC, the sts going behind will be purled (these may be the sts on the cable needle or the work straight sts) Make sense? I hope so!

Pattern:
CO 96sts.
Work in rnds of K2, P2 rib for 4".
Set-up Rnd:*K4, P1, P2tog, P1, K4, P3, K4, P3, pm, P23, pm, P3; rep from * once. -94sts.(Instead of pm, it eases the work if you split the work at these points. Then the ropes are on 2 dpns & the anchors are on the other 2; if you're using a circular needle place the markers & move them up every rnd))
Rnd1: *LC, P3, LC, P3, LC, P3, sl m, P11, M1, 3from 1, M1, P11, sl m, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd2: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P11, K2, [K1, yo, K1] in next st, K2, P11, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd3: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P10, 1/3FC, P1tbl, 3/1BC, P10, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd4: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P10, K9, P10, P3;rep from * once.
Rnd5: *LC, P3, LC, P3, LC, P3, P8, 2/3BPC, K3, 3/2FPC, P8, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd6: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P8, K3, P2, K3, P2, K3, P8, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd7: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P6, 2/3BPC, P2, K3, P2, 3/2FPC, P6, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd8: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P6, K3, P4, K3, P4, K3, P6, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd9: *LC, P3, LC, P3, LC, P3, P4, 2/3BPC, P4, K3, P4, 3/2FPC, P4, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd10: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P4, K3, P6, K3, P6, K3, P4, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd11: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P3, 1/3BPC, P6, K3, P6, 3/1FPC, P3, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd12: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P3, K3, P7, K3, P7, K3, P3, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd13: *LC, P3, LC, P3, LC, P3, K1, P2, K3, P2, K1, P4, K3, P4, K1, P2, K3, P2, K1, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd14: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, K1, P2, K3, P2, K1, P4, K3, P4, K1, P2, K3, P2, K1, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd15: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, 1/1FPC, P1, K3, P1, 1/1BPC, P4, K3, P4, 1/1FPC, P1, K3, P1, 1/1BPC, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd16: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P5, K3, P5, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd17: *LC, P3, LC, P3, LC, P3, P1, 1/1FPC, K3, 1/1BPC, P5, K3, P5, 1/1FPC, K3, 1/1BPC, P1, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd18: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P2, K5, P6, K3, P6, K5, P2, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd19: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P2, 1/1FPC, K1, 1/1BPC, P6, K3, P6, 1/1FPC, K1, 1/1BPC, P2, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd20: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P3, K3, P7, K3, P7, K3, P3, P3;rep from * once.
Rnd21: *LC, P3, LC, P3, LC, P3, P3, 1/1FPC, K1, P7, K3, P7, K1, 1/1BPC, P3, P3; rep from *once.
Rnd22: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P4, K2tog, P7, K3, P7, K2tog, P4, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd23: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P12, K3, P12, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd24: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P12, K3, P12, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd25: *LC, P3, LC, P3, LC, P3, P9, B, P2, K3, P2, B, P9, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd26: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P9, K1, P2, K3, P2, K1, P9, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd27: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P9, LT, P1, K3, P1, RT, P9, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd28: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P9, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P9, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd29: *LC, P3, LC, P3, LC, P3, P9, 2/1FPC, K3, 1/2BPC, P9, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd30: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P10, K7, P10, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd31: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P10, 2/1FPC, K1, 1/2BPC, P10, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd32: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P11, K5, P11, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd33: *LC, P3, LC, P3, LC, P3, P11, 5stT, P11, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd34: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P11, K2, P1, K2, P11, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd35: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P9, 2/2BPC, P1, 2/2FPC, P9, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd36: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P9, K2, P5, K2, P9, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd37: *LC, P3, LC, P3, LC, P3, P9, 2/2FPC, P1, 2/2BPC, P9, P3; rep from * once.
Rnd38: *K4, P3, K4, P3, K4, P3, P11, Dec5, P11, P3; rep from * once.
Work 1 rnd even, maintaining rope cables & purling in the "Anchor" sections.
Next Rnd: *K1, ssk; rep from * arnd - 64sts
Next Rnd: *K1, ssk; rep from * arnd - 42sts
Next Rnd: *K1, ssk; rep from * arnd - 28sts
Next Rnd: *K1, ssk; rep from * arnd - 19sts
Next Rnd: *K1, ssk; rep from * arnd - 10sts
Clip yarn leaving a long tail for finishing. Thread tail onto tapestry needle & run through rem sts a couple times to secure. Fasten off and finish in ends.

That's it! It was quick & easy. Even better my exchange pal loved it! :)

4 comments:

captainacacia said...

I can't wait to try that. Trust a GBS fan to come up with an awesome pattern like this.

[sorry if this sends a few times, I forgot I had to be signed in to post. If I do.]

Sile said...

Oh awesome :) Hadn't seen your note here :) Did see that you'd queued the pattern though; I always check to see if anyone has.

VM Brasseur said...

I was having a hard time following the pattern as written. It was just too squinched up with not enough white space.

I've turned it into a Google Doc with a smidge of reformatting for my own gratification. It's available for anyone who cares to use/print it:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AaYieAyl6VkvLHelj597volZ-YGkk9ACEm8J1MW3Yn0/edit?hl=en_US

Sile said...

Thank you, VM :) When I look at it now it is kind of smooshed together. I was having trouble with spacing when I typed it in.