South Street Hat Knit Along
A Little About the Knit Along
Who out there hasn't hear of Philadelphia's famous South Street? In the 60's, captured in song, it was known as the place to Be and Be Seen, "The Hippest Street in Town". Filled with audacious color and snap-crackle-pop energy, it continues to "rock" on today!
Capture a little of that spirit of un-contrived cool with New Street's "South Street" . . . a simple faux rib slouch hat styled with garter banding, vertical striping and the two color cast- on. Turn up the volume with brights or dial it back a notch with more subdued shading. The choice is yours.
The Right Yarn
This time around the perfect fiber for our project is Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn. If you've never worked worked with this little beauty before you are in for a very pleasant knitting experience. We're talking machine washable, very easy care. Clean, clear colors without any muddiness. Clara Parkes of Knitter's Review calls Wooly Worsted, "the Charmin of Yarn...in Freida Kahlo colors."
What You'll Need:
- New Street Knitter "South Street" Hat PDF Knitting Pattern
- 3 Balls Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted Yarn: 2 Main Color and 1 Contrasting Color
- Size US 6 circular 16" needle OR (32" needle optional for Magic Loop)
- Size US 8 circular 16" needle
- Size 6 double pointed needles
- 1 locking stitch marker
- Finishing needle
START THE KNIT ALONG HERE:
Go to Day 1 - Thursday, April 2
- Two-Color Cable Cast-On
- Creating Garter Stitching In The Round
- Two-Handed Stranding
- Shaping the Crown
- Working the Crown with Double Points
- Alternative Crown Shaping with the Magic Loop
Beginner and above. We'll be using basic knitting skills and learning a thing or too. As always, I'm here to help you through the tricky parts. We'll have plenty of images and descriptions this time too! You'll have fun, I promise!
How Do I follow Along?
All of the posts will be on the here on the NobleKnits Blog. Add a bookmark! Join the KAL group on Ravelry. Be sure to follow nobleknits on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. Use the hashtag #SouthStreetKAL to follow the knit along or post pictures of your progress.