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Luton Cloche

Knitting
March 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in 16sts and 21 rows to 10cm over st st in the round with yarn held single, after steaming / blocking.
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 - 166 yards (137 - 152 m)
Two, to fit S/M(M/L) female adult-sized head, approx, circumference 51-53(56–59)cm 20-21(22-23)”.
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A refined, lady-like hat with a bright accent of colour on the Brim and the top of the Crown. Excellent for City wear, teamed with a belted Trench coat. Or floating around your garden on a damp day in Spring, secatuers in hand, clipping flowers and channelling Vita Sackville-West.

Yarn held double and knitted at a firm tension gives structure to the brim, then the crown reverts to a single end of yarn. Again, many, many thanks to the lovely people at Artesano for giving us the yarn, we really can’t say enough good things about it - and we would still be saying those things if we’d bought the yarn.

Length from top of Crown to top of garter st. Brim approx. 14.5(16.5)cm / 5¾(6½)” – easily adjustable but will affect yarn amounts given.

Tension: 14 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over garter st on 6mm nds with yarn held double, after steaming / blocking. This is quite a firm tension for the Brim.

Yarn required:

Single colour Cloche:
2 x 100g hanks. Not photographed.

Approx. amount used:

104(115)g, 137(152)m / 148(165)yds.

2 colour Cloche:

1 hank each of 2 colours. Shown in:

MC: Rosewood, col. C883 and
CC: Lomond, col. C5083.

Approx. amounts used:

MC – 89(99)g, 118(131)m / 128(142)yds.
CC – 15(16)g, 20(21)m / 22(23)yds.