Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nora's Cap in Fourteen Colors

Materials:
DK weight yarns, up to 14 colors (each requires less than 1 skein).
I used Dale Heilo, which comes in lots of great colors.
US # 5 or #6 needles
Gauge: 22 stitches and 30 rows per 4”
Instructions:
CO 140 stitches
K1 P1 rib ,changing to a new color every 2 rows for a total of 28 rows.
(I used the following colors: orange, dark red, dark green, medium gray, golden brown, light red, light gray, maroon, light green, yellow, grayish brown, taupe, blue, purple)
On the next row, begin stockinette stitch, and work as follows:
5 rows deep maroon
3 rows medium gray
7 rows dark red
5 rows yellow
2 rows orange
3 rows purple
5 rows grayish brown
3 rows blue
Begin Decrease on the first row of the next color. To decrease, place markers every 20 stitches, and K2tog after every marker on every row until there are 7 stitches remaining.
6 rows light green
4 rows light gray
2 rows light red
8 rows dark green
Tie off the remaining stitches, and sew up the side seam.