Celeste Cloche by Maria Larraga
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Celeste Cloche

Knitting
October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern, in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
85 - 120 yards (78 - 110 m)
Child, Adult
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This charming little cloche not only hearkens back to the 1920s with its classic bell shape, but with an Art Deco-esque lace as well. It’s designed with considerable negative ease for a snug fit (so of course it’ll stay put whilst sneaking into speakeasies and/or dancing the Charleston) and to open up the lace. Knit it up in muted, neutral tones for an era-appropriate look, or in a bright, vivid color for a retrofuturist approach. Instructions are also given for stripes along each pattern repeat, so you don’t have to decide on just one color!

While there are only two sizes given, the pattern can easily be adapted; for a looser fit, just cast on another 10 stitches (or 20! Whatever you need) as each pattern repeat creates approximately 1.25” of width. Keep in mind however that since there is no ribbing, the lace is what maintains the elasticity. Choosing a yarn with natural elasticity and memory will also help. Juniper Moon Farm’s Moonshine yarn was the perfect choice not only because of its name, but because of its fiber content: wool keeps it stretchy, alpaca provides a silent-film, soft-focus halo, and silk adds that little taste of glamour and opulence.

Pattern directions are both written and charted.

YARN
Light worsted weight yarn with elasticity and memory; natural fibers recommended to best block the lace and relax the stitches. Shown in Juniper Moon Farm’s Moonshine (40% Wool, 40% Alpaca, 20% Silk, 197yds/180m per 100g skein).

Single Color
85 (120) yds / 78 (110) m

Two Color
Main Color
75 (95) yds / 69 (87) m
Contrast Color
10 (25) yds / 10 (23) m

GAUGE
18 stitches & 23 rows = 4” in lace pattern in the rnd, blocked

SIZES
Child (Adult)
To fit head circumference: 17-19” (20-23”)
Finished circumference at brim: 15.5” (17.75”)
Finished length: 6.5” (8”)

Shown in the adult size with 5.25” of negative ease for a snug fit as well as to open up the lace.

SKILLS USED
German Twisted Cast-On
knit stitch
purl stitch
yo
sl2tog-k-p2sso (centered double decrease)
ssk

This pattern is intended for personal non-commercial use only. No portion of this pattern may be reproduced without express permission. No items made from this pattern made be sold. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

© Emmyelle 2014.