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Ruthven designed by Weichien

Classic colourwork beanie

Ruthven is a bottom up hat pattern, designed by Weichien — The Petite Knitter, perfect for anyone looking to satisfy their yearning for further stranded colourwork practice! Work in two or three (or four!) colours to experiment with your own design.

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Available in three sizes — small[medium, large].

Finished circumference: 21 1/4[22 3/4, 24]” / 53[57, 60]cm.
Finished length: 9½” / 24cm



Heavy fingering / sport weight wool yarn.

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

Total yarn: 195[225, 250] yds / 180[205, 230]m.

Main colour approx: 120[130, 140] yds / 110[120, 130]m.

Contrast colours: the yarn amounts needed will vary depending on how many contrast colours you use and how you decide to arrange the colours.

Needles and notions

The needle size that works best for your yarn will depend on your individual tension. The recommended needle size for the yarn is a good starting point.

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