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Clematis Beanie

Knitting
June 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
150 yards (137 m)
About 18" (475.5 cm) in circumference; will stretch comfortably to 20" (51 cm).

This project is a great introduction to lace knitting. To begin, knit this very simple eight-wedge doily to learn the techniques. Each wedge is one petal of a simple flower. After Row 36, the flower petals taper as increases are worked in a simple fill pattern that expands the doily circumference. Try the delicate beanie next, in which the increases are followed by a twisted-rib pattern that forms a cylinder or tube on the circle to cover the ears. The doily is finished with a basic crochet bind-off; the beanie is finished with an elastic bind-off.