Faded Quilt by Joji Locatelli

Faded Quilt

October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded colorwork
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
185 - 300 yards (169 - 274 m)
Small (Medium, Large).
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Faded Quilt is part of Hat Season, a collection of 5 hats for everyone’s tastes. This one features Colorwork / Fair-isle Knitting.

The inspiration for this little hat came from a Pinterest image showing the most amazing quilt using different shades of denim fabric and white Swiss crosses. I wanted to recreate that faded effect with knitting, and I found in my stash enought leftovers to work the background in different shades of gray.
The pattern is really easy, and it is a great project if you are thinking of trying Fair-isle knitting for the first time! The yardage required for each color is very small, so you can use up all those sock yarn leftovers you have at home. It doesn’t need to be worked up with a gradient effect. Multicolor samples look equally great!

Small (Medium, Large).
To fit head circumference: 22 (23, 24) inches; 56 (58, 60) cm, both sizes fully covering ears. The sample is shown in size Medium.

Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh (100% merino - 110g/420yd).
Color A: Approx 70 (75, 80) yd (shown in Onyx - Black).
Color B: Approx 40 (45, 50) yd (show in in Dirty Panter - Dark Gray).
Color C: Approx 40 (45, 50) yd (shown in Charcoal - Medium Gray).
Color D: Approx 40 (45, 50) yd (shown in Astrid Gray - Light Gray).
Color E: Approx 65 (70, 75) yd (shown in Antler - Off white).
US1½ (2.5mm) and US2½ (3mm) - 16” (40cm) circular needles and US2½ (3mm) dpn.
Other Notions:
Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

35 st and 39 rows to 4” (10cm) in stranded colorwork pattern on US 2½ (3mm) needles.