Pyla by Alma Bali


June 2015
Light Fingering ?
31 stitches and 53 rows = 4 inches
in Frieze pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2.75 mm (C)
115 - 150 yards (105 - 137 m)
New-born, Baby, Toddler
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  • Pyla came on my needles when a Peruvian friend of mine told me she was pregnant with a little boy. It was some time since I wanted to pay tribute to the fantastic tradition of Peruvian knitting, and as baby hats are always welcome and useful presents, the project was settled!

  • Pyla is a modern and synthesized version of the iconic Andean hat. In order to suit the modern baby, the traditional intarsia frieze is replaced by a textured work, and a chevron brim remind of the gone earflaps. Finally, to give more comfort to the garment, the ever-present pompoms are displaced from the neck to the top of the head.

  • Knitted in the soft Coast by Mabel & Ivy, a blend of cotton and lambs wool, it’s the perfect summer companion for the little ones.

  • Many many thanks to the great team of testers: WhenPigsKnit Myjoha Janetknitwitch leonipaula Agravette liepsnike