L'Arbre Hat by Cirilia Rose
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L'Arbre Hat

Knitting
November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Little Tree pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
138 yards (126 m)
19 1/2 (49.5) cm circumference
Errata available: abramsbooks.com

I am first and foremost a yarn-driven designer. Since I’ve spent most of my career promoting specific yarns for the companies that have employed me, I have grown quite used to having very clear parameters. When a yarn like Road to China crosses my path, I tend to reel a bit, but when the “blank slate” jitters subside, I turn to my trusty stitch dictionaries.

I fell in love with the simplicity of the textured stitch I chose for the accessories featured here, and I couldn’t help but notice its resemblance to trees. Whenever I move to a new place my first priority is finding a forest where I can go for long hikes year-round. I see the same calm, hallowed beauty in a skein of luxury fibers, expertly spun and dyed, so this pairing is an homage to that parallelism. Coordinates with L’Arbre Mitts.