Maisie Cloche by Julie Turjoman

Maisie Cloche

October 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Tapestry Stitch for Brim
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
S (M, L) Fits head circumference of 19-20 (21-22, 23-24)"
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Fans of Downton Abbey’s amazing fashions, rejoice!

Just in time for holiday gift-knitting, A Head For Trouble: What To Knit While Catching Crooks, Chasing Clues, and Solving Murders (20 Hats & Adornments Inspired by Lady Detectives of the Roaring Twenties) was released October 15, 2014. It is available in both electronic and paperback format on my website:

Knit something special for your inner flapper!

Author Jacqueline Winspear gives us a sensitive, highly intelligent detective in Maisie Dobbs, who survived her stint as a battlefield nurse during WWI only to lose her beloved to shellshock. Training in psychology with a brilliant Scotland Yard consultant adds a sobering depth to her understanding of motive and crime, just as her natural empathy makes her a sharp observer of human frailty.

Known for her quiet but elegant style, Maisie will keep her hair neat under this ruched, color work cloche. Gazing out from under the deep rise, she who prefers to blend in can apply her keen observation skills to the mystery at hand. Today’s knitter will find all the attention on her while wearing this updated vintage style.

Fits head circumference 19-20 (21-22, 23-24)“ 48.5-51 (53.5-56, 58.5-61) cm. Shown in size Medium.

Circumference: 18½ (20¼, 21¾)“ 47 (51.5, 55) cm
Length: 7¾ (8, 8¼)” 19.5 (20.5, 21) cm

Main Color (MC): The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport 325 yds (297 m)/3.5oz (100 g), 65% merino wool, 20% mulberry silk, 15% yak; Sport wt.: Morticia, 1 skein
Contrast Color (CC): The Plucky Knitter Bello Worsted 200 yds (183 m)/3.5oz (100 g), 55% merino wool, 45% cashmere; Worsted wt.: Baroque, 1 skein
US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circ needle, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
US Size 3 (3.25 mm) circ and double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
3 velvet flowers, each 1½-2” (4-5 cm) diameter, in color to match CC

Brim: 28 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Tapestry St on larger needles.
Crown: 28 sts and 35 rows = 4” (10 cm“ in St st on smaller needles.