Moonlight White by Clare Devine
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Moonlight White

Knitting
September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows
in Cable Pattern in the rnd and blocked, using 5mm / US 8 needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
180 yards (165 m)
S/M (M/L) Finished hat circumference: 44 (47)cm / 17.5 (19)in
This pattern is available for $6.00.

The Tea Collection Vol II by Clare Devine

This hat is part of The Tea Collection Vol II - a collection of 12 hats inspired by the glorious tea selection at Pekoe Tea in Edinburgh. The full collection can be viewed HERE.


Tea and moonlight …

I love nothing more than to watch the steam gently rise from a hot cup of tea - there is something quite magical about watching it twist and turn, gently swirling in the air.

Moonlight White features stitches insired by the dancing steam rising from my tea cup … the cables twist and turn towards the crown where they meet a glorious (optional) pompom!

Inspired by Moonlight White tea from Pekoe Tea in Edinburgh.

“Moonlight White is a superb example of Chinese white tea from Yunnan Province. It is very similar in appearance to Silver Needle white tea however, Moonlight White comes from a different variety of the tea plant and is often classed as a white Pu Erh. The name is said to come from the process of withering the leaves at night, ‘under the moon’ as opposed to under the sun.”


Materials

Ginger’s Hand Dyed The Isles Aran (aran; 100% Shetland; 165m / 180yd per 100g skein)
Shade: Moonlight White; 1 x 100g

4mm / US 6 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)
5mm / US 8 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)
5mm / US 8 set of DPNs for crown decreases, or longer circular needle for magic loop

4 stitch markers (optional, to mark pattern repeats)
You may find it helpful to have one different coloured stitch marker to mark the start of your rnd.

Tapestry needle
Balloon for blocking

Gauge

Always use the needle size that enables you to match the specified gauge.

21 sts and 32 rnds over 10cm / 4in of 2x2 ribbing in the rnd and blocked, using 4mm / US 6 needles

22 sts and 28 rnds over 10cm / 4in of Cable Pattern in the rnd and blocked, using 5mm / US 8 needles

Size(s)

S/M (M/L)
Finished hat circumference: 44 (47)cm / 17.5 (19)in
To fit head circumference: 50-55 (55-60)cm / 20-22 (22-24)in
Finished length from brim to crown: 23 (25)cm / 9 (10)in