Diamond Rose Fair Isle Hat by Joan Sheridan

Diamond Rose Fair Isle Hat

August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in pattern stitch with larger needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
280 - 300 yards (256 - 274 m)
19.25"/49 cm (21.25"/54 cm) in circumference
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A close fitting cap that captures the spirit of Shetland and Fair Isle. The star motif (also called a rose) was adopted from the Norwegians about the time of World War II when Shetland was used as a training ground for the Norwegian resistance. Once adopted, the Shetlanders gave the motif its own twist, making it uniquely, colorfully their own.

Kits are available from Heritage Spinning and Weaving.

Skill: Experienced.

Size: 19.25”/49 cm (21.25”/54 cm in circumference.

Gauge: 32 sts = 4”/10cm in pattern with larger needles.

Yarn: Fingering weight, eight shades of Jamieson Spindrift (25g ball, 115 yds/105 m):
144 Turf (66 yds/60 m)
1010 Seabright (40 yds/37 m)
1020 Nighthawk (40 yds/37 m)
271 Flame (40 yds/37 m)
576 Spice (30 yds/28 m)
135 Surf (30 yds/28 m)
595 Maroon (25 yds/23 m)
230 Yellow Ochre (10 yds/9 m)
These are quantities for largest size. Small size will take about 10% less.

Needles and notions: US Size 1 (2.50 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm) for circular knitting or size to achieve gauge. Stitch markers, tapestry needle.