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Hugs And Kisses

by Elena Nodel

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Intermediate

We have just recently moved to the interior of our province, and unlike the west coast of Canada where we lived for many years, the weather in the interior is much harsher. This means hot summers and cold winters. In the past, both my husband and I lived in places where it was cold enough for snow to last for months and months, however for our 5-year old daughter, Maya, it will be her first experience. This year we are so looking forward to winter, and we cannot wait to show Maya all the wonders the snow brings. She will need her warm hats and scarves here for sure!  This is how “Hugs and Kisses” winter set, consisting of scarf, hat, and cowl, came to be.

I wanted the set to be bright and cheerful, and most importantly easily spotted in the snow. It gets pretty white here!

 


 


Finished Size

Hat
Small (toddler) – 18-19 inches
Medium (child) – 20-21 inches
Large (youth) – 21-22 inches

Cowl
Small (toddler) - 2 [3T, 4T]
Medium (child) - 5 [6, 7, 8]
Large (youth) - 10[12, 14]

Scarf
Small (toddler) – 4 inches x 46 inches
Medium (child) – 6 inches x 51 inches
Large (youth) – 6 inches x 58 inches or 6 inches by any preferred length

Materials

Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK [100% superwash merino wool; 260 yards/238 meters per 4 ounce/115 gram skein];

Charcoal (Color A); 1 skein
Buttercup (Color B); 1 skein
Sweetheart (Color C); 1 skein
Lemongrass (Color D); 1 skein
Poppy (Color E); 1 skein
Natural (Color F); 1 skein

Recommended needle sizes

US #4/3.5 mm 16 inch circular needles
US #6/4 mm 16 inch circular needles
US #6/4 mm double pointed needles

Notions

1 stitch marker
Darning needle

Gauge

22 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches in St st and Fair Isle pattern with larger size needles

Pattern Notes

Cowl, hat, and scarf are all worked in the round.
Fair Isle chart is worked across a multiple of 16 sts.
2x2 rib =*k2, p2*, repeat** to the end of the round.
Skp = slip one stitch as if to knit, knit the following stitch, then pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one.
Pfkb = purl into the front of the stitch, then knit into the back of the same stitch, slip the stitch from the left needle.

Skills Required

knitting on dpns, fair isle, knitting in the round

Instructions

Hat
Using your preferred method (for example, long tail cast on), color A and smaller sized needles, cast on 84 [92, 100] sts.
Place marker and join for knitting in the round. Be careful not to twist the stitches.
Work in 2x2 rib for 1 inch.
Change to larger size needles and knit one round, evenly increasing 12 [20, 28] sts evenly spaced around: 96 [112, 128] sts.
Change to Color B and knit for 2 [2, 3] rnds.
Change to Color C and knit for 2 [2, 3] rnds.
Change to Color D and start working on ‘Hugs and Kisses’ Fair Isle chart using Colors D, A, and E.
Once chart is complete, change to Color C and knit one round evenly decreasing by 8 sts as follows:
* K10 [12, 14], k2tog; repeat from * around: 88 [104, 120] sts.
Knit with Color C for 1 [1, 2] more rnds.
Change to Color B and knit one round evenly decreasing by 8 [8, 10] sts as follows:
* K9 [11, 10], k2tog; repeat from * around: 80 [96, 110] sts.
Knit with Color C for 1 [1, 2] more rnds.
Change to Color A.

Sizes [Medium, Large] Only
Knit one round decreasing by [6, 10] sts as follows:
* K[14, 9] k2tog; repeat from * around: [90, 100] sts.

Crown Shaping
Rnd 1: * Skp, k6, k2tog; repeat from * to the end of the round: 64 [72, 80] sts.
Rnds 2-4: Knit around.
Rnd 5: * Skp, k4, k2tog; repeat from * to the end of the round: 48 [54, 60] sts.
Rnds 6 and 7: Knit around.
Change to color E.
Rnd 8: * Skp, k2, k2tog; repeat from * to the end of the round: 32 [36, 40] sts.
Rnds 9 and 10: Knit around.
Rnd 11: * Skp, k2tog; repeat from * to the end of the round: 16 [18, 20] sts.
Rnd 12: Knit around.
Rnd 13: K2tog around: 8 [9, 10] sts.
Rnd 14: *k2tog*, repeat ** to the end of the round.
Cut yarn; thread tapestry needle with end and weave end through remaining sts, gathering tightly to close.

Scarf
Using your preferred method (for example, long tail cast on), Color A and smaller needles, cast on 48 [64, 64] sts.
Place marker and join for knitting in the round. Be careful not to twist the stitches.
Work in 2x2 rib for 1½ inches.
Knit one rnd.
Change to larger size needles and Color B and knit 3 rnds.
Change to Color C and knit 3 rnds.
Change to Color D and knit one rnd.
Start working ‘Hugs and Kisses’ Fair Isle chart using Colors D, A, and E.
Once chart is complete, work one rnd in color D.
Change to color C and knit 3 rnds.
Change to color B and knit for 3 rnds.

Stripes:
Change to Color A and knit 8 rnds.
Change to Color E and knit 8 rnds.
Change to Color F and knit 8 rnds.
Repeat last 16 rnds, 1 [2, 2] times
Change to Color C and knit 8 rnds.
Change to Color F and knit 8 rnds.
Change to Color C and knit 8 rnds.
Change to Color B and knit 8 rnds.
Repeat last 16 rnds, 1 [2, 2] times
Change to Color C and knit 8 rnds.
Change to Color D and knit 8 rnds.

Size Large Only
Repeat last 16 rows, 2 more times.

All Sizes
Change to Color C and knit 8 rnds.
Change to Color B and knit 8 rnds.
Repeat last 16 rnds, 1 [2, 2] times
Change to Color C and knit 8 rnds.
Change to Color F and knit 8 rnds.
Repeat last 16 rnds one time.
Change to Color E and knit 8 rnds.
Change to Color F and knit 8 rnds.

Size Small Only
Repeat Color E stripe.

Sizes Medium and Large Only
Repeat Color E and F stripes once, then repeat Color E stripe once more.

All Sizes
Change to Color A and knit 8 rnds.
Change to Color B and knit 3 rnds.
Change to Color C and knit for 3 rnds.
Change to Color D and knit one rnd.
Start working ‘Hugs and Kisses’ Fair Isle chart using Colors D, A, and E.
Once chart is complete, work one more rnd in color D.
Change to Color C and knit 3 rnds.
Change to Color B and knit 3 rnds.
Change to Color A and knit one rnd.
Change to smaller needles.
Work in 2x2 rib for 1½ inches.
Bind off all sts in pattern.

Cowl
Using your preferred method (for example, long tail cast on), Color A and smaller needles, cast on 80 [96, 112] sts.
Place marker and join for knitting in the round. Be careful not to twist the stitches.
Work in 2x2 rib for 1 inch.

Sizes Small and Medium Only
Change to Color D and start working ‘Hugs and Kisses’ Fair Isle chart using Colors D, A, and C. On Rnd 13 of chart, change to larger size needles.

Size Large Only
Change to Color B and knit 3 rnds.
Change to Color F and knit 3 rnds.
Change to Color D and knit one rnd.
Start working ‘Hugs and Kisses’ Fair Isle chart using Colors D, A, and C. On Rnd 13 of chart, change to larger size needles.
Once chart is complete, knit one rnd with Color D.
Change to Color F and knit 3 rnds.
Change to Color B and knit 3 rnds.

All Sizes
Change to Color A and knit one rnd, placing markers as follows:
K14 [18, 21], pm, knit 10 [12, 14], pm, k 32 [36, 42], pm, k 10 [12, 14], pm, k14 [18, 21].

Raglan Shaping
Rnd 1: (Knit to one st before marker, kfb, slip marker, kfb) 4 times, knit to the end of rnd: 88 [104, 120] sts.
Rnd 2: Knit around.

Sizes Small [Medium] Only
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 once, then repeat Rnd 1 once more: 104 [120] sts.

Size Large Only
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 twice, then repeat Rnd 1 once more: 144 sts.

All Sizes
Change to Color C, and knit one rnd.
Begin working in seed stitch and continue with raglan increases as follows:
Rnd 1: * (K1, p1) to one st before the marker, kfb, slip marker, kfb; repeat from * 3 times more, (k1, p1) to the end of rnd: 112 [128, 152] sts.
Rnd 2: Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts around.
Rnd 3: * (K1, p1) to one st before the marker, pfkb, slip marker, pfkb; repeat from * 3 times more, (k1, p1) to the end of rnd: 120 [136, 160] sts.
Rnd 4: Purl the knit sts and knit the purl sts around.
Repeat Rnds 1-4 once: 136 [152, 176] sts.

Size Large Only
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 once more: 184 sts.

All Sizes
Bind off all sts in pattern.

FINISHING

Weave in any loose ends. Block.

 

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Elena Nodel was born and raised in Russia, a place where knitting is a part of a lifestyle. She now lives and raises her family in Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada. Elena is a trained microbiologist/immunologist, and has spent years doing scientific research. She has always been artistic and imaginative, drawing and painting pictures since childhood. When her daughter was born, she once again became passionate about knitting. Elena designs all her garments with natural fibers, and whenever possible uses circular needles to make her designs seamless, fast and easy to knit.

 

 

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