I’ve been knitting so much, I almost forgot to add this hat to the store. I thank those of you who emailed to remind me. It’s a fun knit, a wee bit challenging for those unaccustomed to knitting corrugated ribbing, but you’ll soon get the hang of it. My fantastic students at Halcyon Yarn last week caught on fast.
After the ribbing are two fair isle strips, which are the same border pattern, only with the colors reversed.
For your convenience or confusion, My Chart has 3 versions of the 16 stitch pattern repeat; one full color, one full color with the pattern motif stitches identified with a black dot, and the background stitches left plain, and the final version in just black and white, to differentiate the pattern motif stitches from the background stitches, which are simply empty squares. I use the last one myself, the most like the old fashioned Shetland charts, and tape snips of the yarn colors next to the chart. I’ll admit this configuration puzzled a couple of students, so they just folded the page, so only the chart they preferred showed.
I’ve whipped up a little 7 stitch chart as an example. What do you think?