Designer: Lisa Shroyer
Skill Level: Intermediate.
Designer Lisa Shroyer, senior editor of Interweave Knits, tells us this about her design: "To me, 'heirloom quality' implies intricate. Inspired by the decorative hex designs of the Pennsylvania Dutch, I charted an intricate motif for this child's special-occasion hood. With its pointy elfin silhouette and folk-y pattern, I could see a young child in my family wearing this hood for holiday caroling, ice skating parties, or as an alternative to the Easter bonnet.
Finished Size: 16" circumference and 8" high, to fit a child. See Notes.
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool (45% wool, 35% silk, 20% nylon; 192 yd [175 m]/50 g; CYCA #2): #47 greige (off-white; MC) and #50 sandstone (taupe; CC), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.
Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular (cir). Size 1 (2.25 mm): 16" or longer cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle; sewing machine or sewing needle and thread for steek; two 27" decorative upholstery cords with tasseled ends.
Gauge: 261⁄2 sts and 32 rnds = 4" in stranded patt on larger needle.
Skill level: Intermediate.