Montadale Beanie by Benjamin Krudwig

Montadale Beanie

October 2016
Montadale fleece
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
99 yards (91 m)
18 1/4 ' circumference and 7 " tall
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A breed less than a hundred years old, the Montadale produces medium-soft fleece that is exceptionally white in color, making it beautiful to dye.

Benjamin received some washed fleece as a gift, then began immediately carding the springy wool into beautiful, fluffy rolags. Though the natural white yarn was beautiful, he opted to dye the yarn with turmeric.

Fiber 2 1/4 oz Montadale fleece.

Yarn 2-ply; 99 yd; 792 ypp; 12 wpi; DK weight.

Needles U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” circular (cir) and set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge 22 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in St st.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Notes Use a long-draw woolen technique in order to preserve the airiness of the wool.

Finished Size 18 1/4 “ circumference and 7” tall.