The vivid color of Louet Gems truly brings the textures of the pattern to life. The Astoria River is a short river in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is an early tributary of the Athabasca River. The flows of cables in this pattern mixed with the loveliness of the blue remind me of the pretty mountain streams we have here. Therefore, it’s very aptly named.
Worked in the round, Astoria River contains written directions and charts. Astoria River includes a hat worksheet, so you know how to measure your head to achieve a perfect fit.
Astoria River is written to be worked on circular needles. When the crown becomes too small to continue, you’ll switch to the magic loop method. However, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles throughout instead.
Curt is seen here wearing the medium size and has a 22” (56 cm) circumference head.
Skill Level Intermediate
Materials List • US7 (4.5 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • US8 (5 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • Four US8 (5 mm) double pointed needles (DPNs), or size required to obtain gauge (These are optional if you prefer not to work the crown with magic loop.) • Tapestry needle • Stitch marker • Cable needle • 150-175 yds (138-160 m) worsted weight yarn
Suggested Yarn Louet Gems Worsted 100% Merino 175 yds/ 100 g Colorway: Cobalt Blue
Gauge 20 Stitches by 28 rows in pattern stitch = 4” (10 cm) on US8 (5 mm) needles, after blocking.
Size Information 20” (51 cm) circumference, 10” (25 cm) deep. An ideal size for 20-22” (52-56 cm) circumference heads.
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