Desafinado by Veronik Avery

Desafinado

Knitting
December 2015
Lace ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in color work pattern with larger needles, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
160 - 400 yards (146 - 366 m)
hat: 18½" [47 cm] brim circumference and 8¾" [22 cm] tall / mitts: 6¾ (8, 9)" [17 (20.5, 22.5) cm] hand circumference and 6½" [16.5 cm] long
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Simple but effective colorwork in merino/mohair yields an eye-catching result in this hat and mitts set by Véronik Avery. The yarn’s soft halo gives the pieces an almost glowing appearance. The perfect project for experimenting with Piper’s ultra-sophisticated palette—both accessories together require just 1 skein of each color.

yarn
piper / one skein each:
laredo 613 (A)
coldspring 611 (B)
sweetwater 604 (C)
lone oak 612 (D)

Note: One skein of each color will make the hat and mitt set. If you would only like to make part of the set, you will need approximately these quantities: 30g of A, 10g each of B, C, and D for hat only; 20g of A, 8g each of B, C, and D for mitts only.

needles
16” circular in size US 3 / 3.25 mm
set dpns in sizes US 2 and 3 / 2.75 and 3.25 mm

gauge
hat: 26 sts and 32 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in color work pattern with larger needles, after blocking
mitts: 30 sts and 32 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in color work pattern with smaller needles, after blocking

skills required
Long-tail and backward loop cast ons (links provided), stranded color work (link to tutorial on color dominance provided), increasing, decreasing, working in the round. Charts only.