Chaltén by Jenjoyce Design


July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
220 - 230 yards (201 - 210 m)
One Size (with suggestions to make larger or smaller)
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Chaltén, known by Patagonians of Argentina as the Blue Smoking Mountain, the paradigm of Patagonia & Andes Range. This is my knitted interpretation of Chaltén in a colorwork beret, with the colorwork band of indigenous motifs of pampa guarda of the Argentine Patagonian region.

Chaltén beret features a unique 2” wide shaped colorwork faced band, contructed of two mirror-shaped stockinette layers. Colorwork (floats hidden inside band.) Crown has concentric decrease shaping and second colorwork motif just above the rim. Finished with Andean folk style tassels known colloquially by Patagonians as chuflines.

Most recent update: July 24, 2014 If you are working from a pdf which is dated earlier, you have an outdated pattern.

Photo of russet & blue tam is a modified pre-prototype version, not truly representative of the shape as it is bigger (more stitches increased), though I included the photos to show off a lovely different colorway.

The inspiration about this design is blogged about HERE and HERE

I invite Any & All who are knitting this pattern, to bring questions, comments, and otherwise general Chaltén-related chattiness to a thread which exists on my Jenjoyce Design group just for knitters of Jenjoyce’s designs. The kettle is on… see you there ! :)