Cairngorm

A simple, stranded colourwork beanie with a vintage feel.

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Shown in Rauma Finull PT2 (100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds/175m, 1.76oz /50g)

28 sts and 30 rnds = 4" / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern with larger needle

Size 2½ / 3mm 6" / 40cm circular needle
Size 4 US / 3.5mm 16" / 40cm circular and preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd.

Finished circumference: 17¼[19½, 21¾]" / 43[48.5, 54.5]cm
Finished length: 9½" / 24cm
Shown in medium

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This one is personally nostalgic for me, when I was a small child my grandfather knit me several jumpers with stripes of simple colourwork. He combined Norwegian patterns shown in black and white with Shetland wool in 3 or 4 colours that my mum would pick out. The patterns aren’t taken straight from any one of those jumpers, but are a little sampler of some of my favourite wee motifs found in traditional colourwork from around Northern and Eastern Europe. Those jumpers made me feel special and beloved, and I hope that you, or anyone you gift the hat to, will feel the same way when wearing it. Cairngorm is named for Bill’s love of the Scottish mountains.

Kits for Cairngorm are available in two colourways. Kits include a print copy of the pattern.

  • SIZING

    Finished circumference: 17¼[19½, 21¾]" / 43[48.5, 54.5]cm 
    Finished length: 9½" / 24cm

    GAUGE 

    28 sts and 30 rnds = 4" / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern with larger needle

    NEEDLES

    Size 2½ / 3mm 6" / 40cm circular needle

    Size 4 US / 3.5mm 16" / 40cm circular and preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd.

  • YARN

    Rauma Finull PT2(100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds / 175m, 1.76oz / 50g)

    Natural, scarlet, & blue 1 ball each of:
    MC – 403
    C1 – 424
    C2 – 4124

    Brown, gold & blue 1 ball each of:
    MC – 4081
    C1 – 417
    C2 – 4139

    If you want to knit Cairngorm in the original colours we have a kit available.

  • Colour Dominance
    Choosing colours, a guest post from Felicity Ford
    Swift Swatching in the Round

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