Friday, July 10, 2009

Qiviut Lace Cap.......very cute and very easy!

 The Whispering Tundra Lace Cap easy and takes only 22 grams of either 100% qiviut or any of our 50% qiviut blends of 2 ply lace weight.

Close fitting and fits the average person.
TENSION:over rib section-8 sts=1''inch on 3.00mm circular needle
You will need:
160 yards of pure qiviut 2 ply lace yarn.
1 - 3.00 mm circular needle -max 40cm long
1 - set of 3.5mm D.P.N
10 stitch markers.
Point protectors.

Begin with Ribbed Brim

Cast on 122 sts, join to work in the rnd, k1, (pm)= place marker st, p1, continue in k1, p1 until work measures 1.5',inches long and make a double dec on last rnd so you have 120 sts.

Next: beg lace pattern, change to 3.5mm 
RNDS 1-4: knit 4 rnds.

RND 5: sm, k1, *(k2tog)twice, (yf,k1) 3 times, yf, (sl1,k1,psso) twice, k1, pm(place a stitch marker), rep from* (adding st markers as you go) back to the beg.
RND 6: knit
***rep the last 2 rnds 3 times more, then rep all 12 rnds until work measures 6.5''inches long from beg or until 3 full pattern repeats are made.

 Top Shaping                           

Next: knit 8 rnds in knit stitch and remove markers as you go (leave the beg st marker inplace)
Dec for top shaping:
1: *k8, k2tog ,rep from* to end.
2: And all alternate rows-knit.
3: *k7, k2tog, rep from * to end.
5: *k6, k2tog, rep from * to end.
7: *k5, k2tog, rep from*to end
9: *K4, k2tog, rep from * to end.(here you may want to change to D.P.N)
11: *K3, k2tog, rep from * to end.
13: *k2, k2tog, rep from * to end.
Break yarn leaving a 10'' inch tail, double up yarn and draw through remaining sts,close and sew in any loose ends, hand wash and lay flat to dry or set Iron to silk setting and lightly steam !

Most of the hats i knit have an  I-cord top sewn inplace and i love to add beads for a finishing touch.

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