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Fini Blues aka Bogalanfini Blues

Knitting
August 1994
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Chart A using larger needle
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
One size fits most adults, circumference 21.25"

This design originally appeared in Knitter’s 36, Fall 1994 as “Bogolanfini Blues”, along with a companion sweater pattern. The non-patterned areas are knit with twined knitting to give them the same body and gauge as the patterned areas.

  • One size, circumference 21.25”

A chenille and a smooth wool add to the intricate rhythms of this color pattern. Small needles and a fine gauge give this hat firmness. Bogolanfini, the mud-dyed textiles of the Mali people, are made up of simple geometric shapes representing items of symbolic importance.