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Dirt Roads Hat & Scarf

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The ribs and cables in this hat and scarf remind me of the dirt roads here in Northern Vermont. In winter, they're covered with ice and snow. In spring they're muddy and rutted. In summer and fall, they're clean and smooth and often in better shape than many of our paved roads. But at any time of year, dirt roads are part of life in Vermont. Even some of our main highways are unpaved, and the shortest distance from here to anywhere usually includes at least a few miles over a stretch of dirt. These patterns are easy to knit but if you're a new cable knitter, you may feel like you're skidding on ice or sinking in the mud. But don't be afraid! Before you know it, you'll be happily driving along toward your destination without a worry. (Two Patterns) 250yds each | 3 Colors GAUGE HAT: One 11-st repeat of Cable & Rib patt = 21⁄2" (6.5cm) wide, slightly stretched SCARF: Approx 22 sts = 4" (10cm) in Cable & Rib patt, slightly stretched SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS HAT: Adult, fits heads up to 22" (56cm) in circumference SCARF: Approx 6" (15 cm) wide by 64" (162 cm) long, without fringe SUGGESTED YARN 250 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Ross Farms Heritage Breed Wools COLORWAY Three Colors

Recommended with this pattern

  • Ross Farms Heritage Breed Wools
  • US size 7 (4.5mm) ndls, circular needle 16"(20cm) long and set of dpns, or size to obtain gauge | US size 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge

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Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
Donna Druchunas | Sheep to Shawl,LLC
I escaped a corporate cubicle to honor her passions for knitting, world travel, research and writing. I'm the author of Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions with author June Hall, Arctic Lace, Successful Lace Knitting, Kitty Knits, Ethnic Knitting, and more. I teach workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. My latest endeavour is holding Knitting and Writing retreats in Northern Vermont as well as opening a knitting store in my local studio in my house. More info at & I live in a 140 year old New England farm house in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items. Visit Donna's website and online store at