Caracollo by Rachel C. Brown
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Caracollo

Knitting
March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
306 - 470 yards (280 - 430 m)
S(M, L)
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The perfect hat and mitts set for blustery days. These quick-to-knit items have a great textural lace stitch pattern; you’re sure to enjoy watching the stitch pattern reveal itself as you knit.

THE HAT is worked from the bottom up. For the crown decreases, stitch markers are placed to marked the columnar rib motifs, and the sts are decreased between adjacent columns. When most of the intervening stitches have been decreased, the rib motif itself is decreased.

THE MITTS are worked in the round from the cuff up with a thumb gusset. When the thumb gusset is finished, the thumb stitches are placed on a holder and the hand is worked before returning to the thumb to knit the ribbing.

YARN

Walcot Yarns Opus (4ply; 70% Falkland Merino; 30% baby alpaca; 325 m / 355 yd per 100g). 1 (1, 2) skeins
Hat: approximately 165 (190, 240) m
Mitts: approximately 115 (145, 190) m

NEEDLES

  • 2.75 mm (US2) needles for knitting small circumferences in the round
  • 3.25 mm (US2) needles for knitting small circumferences in the round

Adjust needle size as needed to get the correct gauge

NOTIONS

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers (4-6, 1 different for start of round)
  • Stitch holder or waste yarn

GAUGE

32 sts and 45 rnds = 10 cm in pattern stitch on larger needles after blocking.

SIZES

HAT - S (M, L)

  • Finished hat circumference 40 (45, 50) cm / 15.75 (17.75, 19.75)”, to fit head circumference of approximately 45.5 (51, 56) cm / 18 (20, 22)”
  • Hem to crown length 21.5 (22, 25) cm / 8.5 (8.75, 9.75)”

MITTS - S (M, L)

  • Finished mitt circumference: 15 (17.5, 20) cm / 6 (6.75, 7.75)”, to fit hand circumference of approximately 16 (18.5, 21) cm / 6.5 (7.25, 8.25)”
  • Length: 17 (19, 22) cm / 6.75 (7.5, 8.75)”