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Al Fresco

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Reminiscent of a painting done on plaster this stitch pattern combines seed stitch squares and little columns of cables. At the crown seed stitch continues in the midst of tapering cables. Suggested yarn does not have a lot of memory. You can use clear elastic thread to help the matter. Option II The green hat shown is made from 1 ball of Cascade 220 superwash yarn. No change in the pattern. The nature of the yarn makes it a smaller slouchy. No elastic thread is needed for this yarn. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, purl, knit in the round, decrease GAUGE 24 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches in Al Fresco stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18 (201/2, 23)" (45.5 (52, 58.5) cm) SUGGESTED YARN 260 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Anzula Oasis or Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash(r) COLORWAY orange

Recommended with this pattern

  • 250 - 270 yards (229 - 247 m) of Anzula Oasis, 220 super wash by Cascade yarns or similar yarn
  • Needles: Circular, size US 5 -3.75 mm
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Faina Goberstein is a prolific knitwear designer, author, and a professional and inspiring teacher. She is the co-author of The Art of Seamless Knitting and The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting. Her designs appear in Rowan Magazine, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit.Purl, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, Twist Collective, Skacel, and other publications and various books. Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs showing off textures such as cables, brioche, lace, and slip stitch patterns. She is fascinated with many knitting techniques and design constructions. Faina loves to share with her students her discoveries and expertise. She teaches at various venues live and online as well as local guilds and shops around the country and abroad. She blogs at