Eshaness by Fancy Tiger Crafts
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Eshaness

Knitting
June 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork pattern on 4 mm / US 6 needles after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 yards (732 m)
1 (2, 3)

Wool Journey: Shetland is part travel guide, part pattern book! Pom Pom Press are proud to present this adventure with Jaime and Amber of Fancy Tiger Crafts, and Malia Mather and Stephen West of Stephen & Penelope to bring you their journey to Shetland.
You can order your copy (print

Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
Finished circumference (unstretched): 48 (52, 54.5) cm / 19 (20½, 21½)” – to be worn with up to 2.5 – 5 cm / 1 – 2’’ negative ease
Height: 21 cm / 8¼”

Yarn:
Fingering weight, Version 1:
Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight (fingering weight; 100% Shetland Wool; 114 m / 125 yds per 25 g ball)
Shades:
A: FC12; 1 ball
B: FC24; 1 ball
C: 122; 1 ball
D: 121; 1 ball

Worsted weight, Version 2 (Amber’s 4-color hat):
Fancy Tiger Crafts Heirloom Romney (worsted weight; 100% US Romney Wool; 183 m / 200 yds per 112 g skein)
Shades:
A: Radish; 1 skein
B: Hubbard; 1 skein
C: Calendula; 1 skein
D: Quinoa; 1 skein

Worsted weight, Version 3 (Jaime’s 2-color hat):
Fancy Tiger Crafts Heirloom Romney (worsted weight; 100% US Romney Wool; 183 m / 200 yds per 112 g skein)
Shades:
A & C: Poppyseed; 1 skein
B & D: Natural; 1 skein

Gauge:
Fingering weight Version: 28 sts & 40 rows = 10 cm / 4’’ over stranded colourwork pattern on 3.25 mm / US 3 needles after blocking

Worsted weight Version: 20 sts & 24 rows = 10 cm / 4’’ over stranded colorwork pattern on 4 mm / US 6 needles after blocking

Needles:
Fingering weight Version: 2.25 mm / US 1 AND 3.25 mm / US 3 knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round

Worsted weight Version: 3.5 mm / US 4 AND 4 mm / US 6 knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle

Notes: Eshaness is worked in the round from the bottom up. Whether you decide on 4 or 2 shades to make your hat, you will only be working with two colors at a time. You could also choose to make a scrappy hat with many colors from your stash. To help keep the stranded colorwork floats loose and allow the finished fabric room to stretch, turn the hat inside out so the right side of the colorwork is on the inside while you knit. The floats will then be carried around the outside circumference of the needle, making them just a bit looser.
When working the colorwork chart, carry the yarns not in use up along the wrong side of the hat. Take care not to pull them too tightly and at the end of every few rounds, keep these vertical floats tidy by catching one of the idle yarns and crossing it over the current working yarn, taking a moment to unwind any twists. Where only one number is given this applies to all sizes and versions.