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Bilateral - PDF knitting pattern

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Short and long stripes alternate, each ending in a shapely leaf. Short rows are at play here in both the leaves and the background fabric, delivering constant surprises in the knitting and a perfectly balanced shape.

The pattern is written for three sizes, with sizing achieved through gauge, and includes tutorials for German Short Rows and Kitchener Stitch.

Featuring short row colourwork, each of the Lateralis Hats is knit sideways and grafted. Unlike other sideways knit Hats, these patterns aren’t constructed from panels, and they will lead you on an altogether different adventure. The pattern is provided as a map for the short rows - a directional chart - that will help guide you through the pattern.

The Lateralis eBook contains detailed photographic tutorials, and individual patterns contain illustrated tutorials.


Yarn A: 136yd/125m; Yarn B: 25yd/22m
61yd/56m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
DK weight; plied yarn

Needles & Notions

Single 3mm [3.25mm, 3.5mm] 60cm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Two circular needles, one or two sizes smaller
2 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Sample details

Shown in RiverKnits BFL DK in shades Kingfisher & Erntedank [246yd/225m per 100g; 100% BFL]

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 22.75in/57.75cm circumference head


Sizing in this pattern is achieved through gauge. The sideways nature of this design creates a great deal of stretch, as garter stitch is incredibly stretchy.

Size & Gauge

To fit size: 20in/50.75cm; use 3mm needles
Gauge: 25 sts x 50 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 15.75in/39.75cm
Length: 7.75in/19.5cm

To fit size: 22in/56cm; use 3.25mm needles
Gauge: 24 sts x 48 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 16.25in/41.5cm
Length: 8in/20.25cm

To fit size: 24in/61cm; use 3.5mm needles
Gauge: 22 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St:
Finished sizes:
Circumference: 17.75in/45.25cm
Length: 8.75in/22.25cm

Skills required

Knit & purl sts, short rows, specialist cast-on, grafting

Pattern contents

Charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for German Short Rows & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)


Do you need help with this pattern? We have a full range of tutorials on the website. We also have the Woolly Wormhead’s Facebook group where you can ask any questions.

Published October 2018.

PDF file size: 3.8MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW345KUndulous

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Kate Atherley

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