Saturday, March 05, 2011

JimmiBoy: He’s a Chunky Monkey

Meet JimmiBoy, a skullcap designed for him… but she’ll probably steal it. The traveling twisted-rib pattern makes this cap extra-stretchy for lots of wear, tear, and lots of hair. It also fold neatly into a jacket or back pocket.

The Yarn Monkey pattern store will be up running in early summer 2011, but this PDF pattern will be available for purchase on this blog in about two weeks.

JimmiBoy is written for the intermediate knitter — experienced hands should be able to knit this hat in about 8 hours. The pattern has instructions for men’s sizes S, M, L, and XL. Chunky yarn makes for a quick knit. It also gives a clean stitch definition to the 1 X 1 twisted ribs and cables as they travel up the crown.

The band is knit in stitch called “Vikkel Braid,” a traditional Estonian stitch that lays completely horizontal.  It resembles a herringbone, but with a more rope-like quality. It makes for a very firm, elastic band.

Thanks again to James K. for modeling the JimmiBoy.

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