Malabrigo Quickies: Hengpai by Sarah Grieve

The latest Quickie is Hengpai- a Drop Stitch Slouch by Sarah Grieve! Hengpai pairs a unique construction with a stylish silhouette for a wonderfully fashionable way to keep cozy.

 

 

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Sarah says:

As I was knitting Hengpai and Zongpai (coming soon), I was thinking about how both of the hats are very similar in their stitch pattern but yet a little different as one is knit vertically and one is knit horizontally.

In Chinese writing, one can write horizontally which is known as hengpai and one can write vertically which is known as zongpai. After reading about hengpai and zongpai, I knew my hats had their namesake.

Hengpai is knit sideways in stocking stitch using short rows to create the round shaping for the crown. Once all the short row sections are worked, the hat is cast off and the stitches are dropped to create the dropped stitch openwork pattern. Once the seam is sewn, stitches are then picked up and knit for the brim. I used a grafting technique to sew the seam for the back of the hat.

 

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Very cool. Those who know me know I love nothing more than a Merino Worsted hat, and if it’s slouchy, all the better! You can check out Hengpai on Ravelry, or have a look through past Quickies here.

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What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

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