Saturday, 21 November 2009

All Nice Girls Love A Sailor

Some members of my Knit Club are currently knitting hats for the Sailors Society

The Sailors' Society is an inter-denominational charity which replaces isolation with belonging amongst seafarers throughout the world. Through a network of Port Chaplains and Seafarers’ Centres, operating in 30 countries in almost 100 Ports, the Society aims to enhance and enrich the lives of the 1.2million seafarers who often lead dangerous and lonely lives at sea, many miles from home. The Port Chaplains visit thousands of ships every year, directly addressing the needs of seafarers - irrespective of a person’s belief or nationality.

The Mister's mum has been using this pattern from a vintage knitting booklet (lent by my mum) for some time and has produced loads of these woolly heid-warmers. I thought it was time I gave it a go. Quick and easy....and very stretchy.

This pattern is worked using 2 strands of Double Knitting wool together.
Using 2 different colours gives a great marl effect.
Using 6mm needles (old size 4).
Cast on 68 sts
Work in K2, P2 rib for 10 inches, ending on wrong side row
Shape Top
Next Row: K2 tog, P2 tog to end…(34 sts)
Next Row: K1, P1 to end
Next Row: *K3 tog, P1, rep from * to last 2 sts, K1, P1
Next Row: K1, P1 to end
Next Row: *K3 tog, P1 rep from * to last 2 sts, K1, P1
Next Row: * K1, P3 tog, rep from *to last 2 sts, K1, P1 (6sts)
Break off yarn thread through remaining stitches, draw up and fasten off securely.
Using a flat stitch, join seam.

Gavin wasn't quite so keen to model however!

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