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Achilles a Fair Isle Hat

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In Greek mythology, Achilles (/əˈkɪliːz/; Ancient Greek: Ἀχιλλεύς, Akhilleus, pronounced [akʰilːéu̯s]) was a Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad. His mother was the nymph Thetis, and his father, Peleus, was the king of the Myrmidons. This is another hat in the series of Gods and Demigods, I hope you make one for you and one for a friend.

**This is a charted pattern NO WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN.**

Materials:

You will need a skein of each color, about 110 to 185 yds for MC, and 100 to 170 yds For CC.

Yarn: Main picture Above Medium hat, 126 sts 53 grams

Little Brother by YOTH Yarns

MC “Poppy Seed“, 26 gms,114 yds ; CC “Cracked Pepper“, 27 gms, 118 yds grams

Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi), 100 gms,435 yds;80% Merino,10% Nylon (Polyamide),10% Cashmere

Pattern Notes: If you substitute the yarn, go with fingering weight
yarn with the same Wraps per Inch (WPI)

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or 1 or 2 circular needles …

Centauro A mosaic Knitting Hat

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Centauro is the word in Spanish for a Centaur. A centaur is a mythological creature with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse. They are depicted with the hindquarters of a horse attached to them. This half-human and half-horse composition has led many writers to treat them as liminal beings, caught between the two natures, embodied in contrasted myths, both as the embodiment of untamed nature, as in their battle with the Lapiths (their kin), or conversely as teachers, like Chiron.

The technique used in this pattern is of two-color slip-stitch knitting or Mosaic knitting. This is a charted Pattern, no written instructions are given. If you can knit simple stripes and slip a stitch, you have all the skills you need. Mosaic knitting involves using the main color for knitting while slipping the stitches of the complementary, contrasting or “other” color. If you are knitting the complementary color, you slip the main color; if you are knitting the main color…