“I am a believer in the arts and crafts movement principles – if I am to use something, or wear something, I want it to be functional and beautiful and well made.” – Catherine Knutsson

Modeled by the charming Leah Churchley, who came on board the team this year as our Digital and Educational Media Assistant, Corduroy Road hat and scarf set is both beautiful AND functional. The set, included in our Holidays with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 collection is knit up in Mohair SIlk DK and features a close fit and reversible stitch. Inspired by the Cape Scott Trail of corduroy roads on Vancouver Island, fun twisted stitches and purls traverse the fabric for a perfect set that’s also great to gift.

Catherine was so lovely to include instructions for two types of cast-ons (and both are on our video plan list for next year): The Alternate Cable CO and the Tillybuddy CO. Two new skills to add to your tool box? I think so! The projects themselves are wonderfully meditative in patterning and we, of course, include both the written and charted instructions.

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hat: 13 (14 ½, 15 ¾, 19 ¼, 21)” / 33 (37, 40, 49, 53.5) cm circumference
Intended to be worn with 1-2″ / 2.5-5 cm negative ease. Sample size is 19″ / 48.5 cm
Scarf: 3 ¾ (6 ½, 8 ¾)” / 9.5 (16.5, 22) cm width, 62 ¾” / 160 cm length
Sample size is 6 ½ x 63 ¾” / 16.5 x 160 cm

YARN
Hat: 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Yarn Mohair Silk DK in Iris (218 yd / 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 90% Superwash Merino, 5% Super Kid Mohair, 5% Silk)
Scarf: 1 (2, 2) skein(s) SweetGeorgia Yarns Yarn Mohair Silk DK in Iris (218 yd / 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 90% Superwash Merino, 5% Super Kid Mohair, 5% Silk)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 16″ / 40 cm long
Size 5 US / 3.75 mm circular needle, 16″ / 40 cm long
Size 5 US / 3.75 mm set of five double-pointed needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch marker, tapestry needle

GAUGE
Hat:
25 sts and 27 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in 1×1 ribbing using smaller needles after light blocking.
25 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Corduroy stitch using larger needles after light blocking
22 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in stockinette stitch using larger needles after light blocking
Scarf:
22 sts and 24 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in Corduroy stitch using larger needles, after aggressive blocking
22 sts and 32 rows = 4″ / 10 cm in stockinette stitch using larger needles, after aggressive blocking

You can find Corduroy Road set from our Holidays with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 3 collection as both an individual pattern (website and Ravelry) or within the eBook (website and Ravelry).

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