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Narragansett Bay Cap

A Fine Fleece
Knitting
April 2008
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in seed stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
110 - 225 yards (101 - 206 m)
Circumference 21 (23)" (53.4 [58.5]cm)

Pattern Description from A Fine Fleece: I chose the gansey motif to represent the Claiborne Pell Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in New England, which crosses Narragansett Bay to the island that houses Newport… .These pieces posed more of a design challenge than initially meets the eye. Once I chose a traditional gansey motif, I needed to be sure it fit within the sizes, gauges, and other restrictions I placed upon the project… . It was indeed a fun project and a great learning experience for me as a designer.”

Skill Level: Intermediate Beginner

Finished Measurements: Circumference 21 (23)” (53.4 58.5cm)

Yarn: #3 light

  • 110 (130) yds (101 119m) worsted weight
  • 1 (1) skein Lorna’s Laces Yarns Shepherd Worsted, 4 oz (113.5g) skeins, each approximately 225 yds (206m), 100% superwash wool Cranberry

Needles and Notions:

  • US size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle 16” (40cm) long, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One set of 5 US size 1 (2.25mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle