Saudade — Kit
A slightly slouchy Fair Isle patterned beanie in one of my favourite colour combinations — grellow. Deep ribbing keeps things simple and streamlined from the front, with the colourful Fair Isle a beautiful surprise when you turn your head. The kit contains the yarn needed and a printed copy of the pattern.
The stitch patterns make a sampler of traditional peerie and “X and O” motifs that’s a fun way to try out stranded colourwork or to play with colour shading if you’re more experienced. Three shades of grey and two of yellow are used to subtly shade the patterns. Which colours are contrasted and which blended, which are background and which are pattern, changes throughout to create a lively sense of movement.
Finished circumference: 17½[19½, 22½]" / 44[49, 56]cm. Finished length: 9½" / 24cm.
Shown in size medium.
27 sts and 32 rnds = 4" / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern with larger needle.
22 sts and 42 rnds = 4" / 10cm in 2x2 rib with smaller needle.
Measure gauge after wet blocking
Size 2 1/2 US / 3mm 16" / 40cm circular needle
Size 4 US / 3.5mm 16" / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd.
Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (100% wool, 125yds / 114m, 0.88oz / 25g)
1 ball each of:
MC – #54
CC1 – #91
CC2 – #203
CC3 – #27
CC4 – #23
A printed copy of the pattern