Designer: Lorraine Condotta
In Toronto, there have been sightings of rare Albino squirrels. These animals are so wonderful there is a street and a café named for them. In celebration, I created this hand-spun hat featuring white squirrels topped off with a giant knit acorn so you can be warm this season.
And there is nothing nutty about that.
Yarn Details: Hand-spun 2ply yarn; MC: FatCatKnits Handpainted Polwarth in Sweet Tortie; CC: natural FatCatKnits Handpainted Polwarth; 10-11wpi.
Needles: US6 [4mm] 40 cm circular needle, four US6 [4mm] DPNs – you may need a larger needle size for the stranded sections depending how tighly you tension your floats
Gauge: 5 sts per 1” [2.5 cm] in stockinette Finished size: 20” [51 cm] or 22” [56 cm] around
Other: tapestry needle for darning or grafting; small amount of Poly-fil or other fiberfill stuffing; stitch marker
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Lorraine has been publishing patterns under “Twisted Traditions” since 2004. Fair Isle, Aran and Gansey designs are her main interest. She discovered spinning in 2010.
Photos © Lorraine Condotta.