Bellarine by Georgie Nicolson

Bellarine

Knitting
November 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
80 - 190 yards (73 - 174 m)
7 sizes for head circumferences from 12 to 24"/30.5 to 61cm. Size range fits approximately premmie to large adult.
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The peninsula I live on is the Bellarine. While our winters are mild, the wind can whip in off the Southern Ocean making beanies essential headwear for a winter beach visit.

Bellarine, or bella wein means where we lean on our elbow (bella) beside the fire (wein) while looking out over the sparkling sea in Wathaurong. The Wathaurong are the traditional owners of this land in the Kulin nation.

Construction:
Bellarine is a simple colourwork beanie knit from the brim upwards. The two colours form a neat little pattern that is perfect for those new to colourwork. The yarn is never carried more than five stitches and there are “rest” rounds.

This is a snug and close fitting beanie with two options for working the crown shaping; a simplified version which gives a ruched effect and one for those who are more comfortable with reading their knitting.

Instructions are both written and charted.

Sizing:
To fit head sizes of 12/30.5 (14/35.5, 16/40.5, 18/45.5) 20/51, 22.56, 24/61 inches/cms with graduated negative ease.

Samples shown in size 20” (brown) and 22” (blue).

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Yardage:
MC: 50/55 (60/75, 70/95, 80/110) 90/130, 95/150, 110/165
CC: 30/30 (40/35, 45/40, 50/45) 60/55, 70/65, 80/75
yards/metres approximately.


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