Addictive Argyle! Hat Project

Harry Wells

Sunday PM

Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but mystified about how to accomplish them? In this workshop, you will learn the key tips for mastering the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat with bobbins, and a seaming method that makes the seams nearly invisible and not bulky. A traditional argyle pattern is taught on a hat designed by the instructor. Also covered will be the mathematics to figure out your own argyle diamond pattern variations based on different gauges.

Skill Level: Participants must be able to cast on (long tail cast-on preferable) and work knit, purl, K2 tog, and SSK without assistance.

Material Fee: $3

WellsArgyle Hat3

Student Supplies: Straight needles, Size 5, and 16” circular needle, size 5. DK wt wool yarn, 4 colors. 100 grams of main color, 25 grams of CC #1 (for diamond), 25 grams of CC #2 (for diamond), 15 grams of CC #3 (for criss-cross). The Criss-cross color should contrast with all the other colors.

10 knitting bobbins (EZBobs recommended, size small) , highlighter tape or post-it notes, medium size tapestry needle that will work with DK weight yarn, stitch markers.

Homework:

1) Two approximately 3” x 3” stockinette swatches in dk or worsted weight wool yarn, bound off and blocked.
2) Using your main color listed under supplies, CO 107 sts. Working flat, work K1 P1 rib for 1.5”, ending with completed row 1 (RS). Important Note: On RS, you begin and end with K1. On WS, you begin and end with P1.