2/11/2021

Incandescent

I wanted the book to include one accessory pattern as well and so this beautiful little beanie hopped onto my needles.


What: Incandescent / Own pattern
How: Circular needles 2.75 and 3.0 mm
From: La Bien Aimée Merino Singles + Snail Yarn Merino Singles, 62 g and G-uld New Zealandsk Lammull + Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool, 45 g

This hat is a match for the Everything's Coming Up Roses sweater from the book.



The hat features are folded brim worked in twisted ribbing and a stunning rose colourwork which you can work with a solid colour or play around with gradient-dyed yarn.


This beanie is a really special one to me as I made my first sample with SnailYarn gradient set that were leftovers from my Utu cardigan, published on the cover of Laine Magazine issue 2 back in 2017. I'm glad I held on to those yarn ends as they make this design shine.


I designed the beanie to be a match for the rose sweater from the book and quite apptly, there were enough left overs from the sweater to use for the main colour of the hat.


I fell in love with the beanie so much that I wanted to make another one - from scraps as well! For the second beanie, I used left over yarns form Woodland cardigan and Rosehip sweater.


I never throw away left over yarns and I'm so happy every time I manage to design something that can be worked with left overs.


All the info for Incandescent can be found below. Some of the photos were taken by Laine for the book and some we snapped ourselves.

Size

M

To fit a head circumference 22’’ / 55 cm.

Yarn

La Bien Aimée Merino Singles and SnailYarn Merino Singles (100% SW merino, single ply, 366 m / 100 g), or other fingering weight yarn. Shown in colors Loam (MC) and Viridian gradient set (CC).

1 skein of MC, 1 set of CC.

Yardage

MC: 200 yrds / 180 m,

CC: 110 yrds / 100 m.

Needles

US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 2½ (3.0 mm) - 16’’/40 cm long circular needles and dpns in the bigger size for the crown decreases. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the right gauge.

Gauge

26 sts x 37 rnds = 4x4’’ / 10x10 cm in colorwork, worked in the round, on the bigger needles (after blocking).

Other

5 stitch markers, scrap yarn, crochet hook and a tapestry needle.

 


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