Pinua comes with a story of a trip to a pine forest. Walking about, I noticed the bold, graphic qualities of the tree branches and decided that I had to try capturing that in a Hat. The result is Pinua.
It all starts with soft garter stitch interrupted by straight lines. The lines turn into tree trunks, and I used travelling stitches to mimic branches. Pinua is worked in the round, bottom-up and assumes you are comfortable with cables and twisted stitches.
Sample shown in Miss Babs Kunlun [280yd/256m per 4.4oz/125g; 70% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 15% Cultivated Silk]; shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head.
Sizes to fit: 17 [19, 21, 23] in/ 43.25 [48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm (Finished size: 14.5 [16.25, 18.25, 20] in/ 37 [41.5, 46.25, 50.75] cm)
Skills required: Knit & purl sts, specialist cast-on, increases & decreases, knitting in the round, travelling sts.