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Inca hat and mittens are worked using traditional colorwork techniques. Both have a two color ribbing. The two cats face each other on the mittens.
Incan textiles from Peru were the inspiration for the motif designs in this set. The cat and the wave pattern come from a garment panel dated between 1100- 1500 AD, while the pattern on the hat crown and mitten palms was loosely adapted from a poncho, circa 500-300 BC. The little animal, a mythical creature, separating the cats on the hat is from a mantle fragment woven around 500
The pattern instructions are clear and easy to work with, taking all the stress out of knitting colorwork. Each pattern contains charts, photos, and written instructions.
Skills: knitting in the round, stranded knitting with two colors, reading a chart, Kitchener stitch.
Hat: 22 inches (56 cm) circumference, 8 inches (20.5 cm) depth
Mittens: Women’s Medium - Fits palm circumference 8 inches (20 cm)
Length (ribbing included) - 10 inches (25.5 cm)
US#1 (2.25mm) DPN
US#2 (2.75mm) DPN
US#1 (2.25mm) 16 or 20” (40 or 50 cm) circular needles
US#2 (2.75mm) 16 or 20” (40 or 50 cm) circular needles
Ribbing is worked on smaller needles.
Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain proper gauge.
The pattern is done in fingering weight yarn in 5 colors. The yardage required varies from 138 yards to 16 yards, depending on the the color.
KNITTING PATTERN PDF - NOT A KNITTED ITEM. You will receive an instant PDF download via etsy. Due to the nature of PDFs, I regret that I cannot offer refunds.
The pattern is intended for the personal use of the purchaser, and is not meant to be used commercially.
For other patterns that use the same cat motif, check out the Cats in the Garden sock pattern.
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