Minnesotans are known for being pleasant, civil, even in the most heated of arguments. We like to mind our own business, but we sometimes share a biting sense of polite sarcasm. Throw a blizzard at us and we shrug it off. We can spot you mile away in a snowdrift without your Sorel TM boots and your North Face TM jacket, and we’ll politely invite you in for a bite of hotdish. And there’s no such thing as a quick goodbye–we stand outside in the frigid cold saying goodbye forever. This tunic-length sweater with its yoke of snowflakes will keep you warm on all your winter escapades with friends.
SWEATER SIZES: 32 [34, 36, 38 (40, 42, 44,) (46, 48, 50) (52, 54, 56) 58, 60, 62]” / 91.5 [96.5, 101.5, 106.5 (111.75, 116.75, 122) (127, 132, 137) (142.25, 147.25, 152.5) 157.5, 162.5, 167.75]
NEEDLES: US Size 8 (5mm) 16” & 24” circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE. (larger sizes may choose to use a longer circular needle).
US Size 8 double-pointed needles for sleeves GAUGE: 20 sts and 24 rows per 4”/10 cm (5 sts and 6 rows per 1”/2.5 cm) in SKYP Snowflake pattern stitch
Minnesota is cold and is known for having two seasons: winter and road construction. Everyone needs a new winter hat (sometimes you need several), especially when you can coordinate it with the Nice-capades sweater from Minnesota 52: 16 knits inspired by the road. Knit this one up to match or in a variety of colors for all of your outdoor activities.
I walk at the dog park every morning with 3 or 4 friends and their dogs, and our motto is: “It’s not the weather, it’s the clothing.” If you’re dressed for the frigid temps and the dogs don’t mind, a 3-mile walk is brisk and refreshing. You’ll find at least one of us there 365 days a year, and now we’ll be easy to spot with matching snowflake hats.
HAT SIZES: Baby (Child, Adult—Small/Medium, Adult—Large)
FINISHED SIZES: 14 (17, 19.5, 22.5)” [35.5 (43, 49.5, 57) cm]. The hat is designed to be worn with negative ease; knit one size smaller than actual head circumference.
YARN: Worsted-weight (approximately 220 yds per 100 g) 80 (90, 115, 130) yds [75 (85, 105, 120) m] of main color and less than 20 yards of contrast color for snowflakes (i.e. less than 40 yards for yarns held double).