Fragmentation by Kiyomi Burgin
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Fragmentation

Knitting
October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch on 3.25mm needles after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
634 - 1269 yards (580 - 1160 m)
1 (2, 3)

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N.B. Fragmentation is shown in these photographs in two different yarns

Version 1 (shown in Black Trillium Fibres - first Image)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3) Circumference (unstretched): 46 (49, 51.5) cm / 18 (19¼, 20¼)” – to be worn with negative ease
Model wears size 1

Yarn: Black Trillium Fibres Gradient Yarn Pebble Sock Kit (4ply / fingering weight, 100% superwash Merino wool; 116 m / 127 yds per 33g skein, sold as a set of 5 skeins)
Shade: Fern; 1 (1, 2) sets

Note: For size 3, a second skein of yarn A is needed meaning the purchase of 2 sets. To avoid this, and for an alternative look, consider working the ribbed section to 5 cm / 2” and leaving it unfolded.
Arrange and label the skeins as follows: A: Darkest B: Medium Dark C: Medium D: Medium Light E: Lightest

Gauge: 30 sts & 37 rows = 10 cm / 4” over stocking stitch on 3.25 mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 2.75 mm / US 2 AND 3.25 mm / US 3 needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
2.5 mm / US 1½ knitting needles for long-tail tubular cast on (optional)
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 4 stitch markers (one unique to mark beg of round)

Notes: Fragmentation is worked in the round from the bottom up. Stranded colourwork technique is used for the patterned portion of this hat, with some rounds carrying up to three strands at the same time. Keep floats in the back loose to maintain elasticity and for floats longer then 5 stitches, twist yarns together in back of work. Before commencing this project, label each wound skein of yarn with its designated letter to avoid confusion when working colourwork section, as the colours are all very similar. To attach labels to skeins, use a piece of waste yarn tied around ball with a label or hook a removable marker directly into yarn with a label attached. Two-handed stranded knitting is also recommended to help reduce confusion when working two very similar colours in a row. Otherwise please take your time with this pattern and work in good lighting.

Version 2 (shown in Madelinetosh - second image with black brim)

Sizes: 1 (2, 3) Circumference (unstretched): 44.5 (47, 50) cm / 17½ (18½, 19½)” – to be worn with negative ease
Model wears size 1

Yarn: Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails (4 ply / fingering weight, 100% Merino wool, 48 m / 52 yds per 13g skein)
Shade A: Onyx; 2 (3, 3) skeins
Shade B: Worn Denim; 1 skein
Shade C: Big Sur; 1 skein
Shade D: Celadon; 1 skein
Shade E: Antler; 2 (2, 3) skeins

Gauge: 31 sts & 37 rows = 10 cm / 4” over stocking stitch on 3.25 mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 2.75 mm / US 2 AND 3.25 mm / US 3 needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round 2.5 mm / US 1½ knitting needles for long-tail tubular cast on (optional) Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 4 stitch markers (one unique to mark beg of round)

Notes: Fragmentation hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Stranded colourwork technique is used for the patterned portion of this hat, with some rounds carrying up to three strands at the same time. Keep floats in the back loose to maintain elasticity and for floats longer then 5 stitches, twist yarns together in back of work.