Saudade by Ysolda Teague
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Saudade

Knitting
November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in charted stranded colourwork using larger needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
250 - 315 yards (229 - 288 m)
Finished circumference: 17½[19½, 22½]" / 44[49, 56]cm.
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Knitworthy 2
The collection features 8 patterns intended to make good gifts for everyone on your knitworthy list (because life’s too short to knit for anyone who doesn’t love what you make).

Saudade
A slightly slouchy Fair Isle patterned beanie in one of my favourite colour combinations — grellow. Deep ribbing keeps things simple and streamlined from the front, with the colourful Fair Isle a beautiful surprise when you turn your head.

The stitch patterns make a sampler of traditional peerie and “X and O” motifs that’s a fun way to try out stranded colourwork or to play with colour shading if you’re more experienced. Three shades of grey and two of yellow are used to subtly shade the patterns. Which colours are contrasted and which blended, which are background and which are pattern, changes throughout to create a lively sense of movement. The pattern is charted to focus on a pattern being worked against a background, rather than on individual colours. Work the pattern colour so that the yarn is dominant and use the blank columns at the side of the chart to plan out your own colour scheme. Don’t be afraid to rip back if the colours aren’t working but remember that a certain level of discord makes the patterns come alive.

YARN
Fingering weight / 4ply wool yarn.

Shown in Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (100% wool, 125yds / 114m, 0.88oz / 25g)

The number of colours can be varied. There is a chart on p.3 that can be used to plan alternative colourways.

100[115, 125] yds / 90[105, 115]m of:
MC – #54

50[55, 60] yds / 45[50, 55]m of:
CC1 – #91
CC2 – #203

25[30, 35] yds / 25[25, 35] m of:
CC3 – #27
CC4 – #23

GAUGE
27 sts and 32 rnds = 4” / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern

NEEDLES
Size 2½ US / 3mm 16” / 40cm circular needle

Size 4 US / 3.5mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd.

SIZING
small [medium, large]
Finished circumference: 17½[19½, 22½]” / 44[49, 56]cm. Finished length: 9½” / 24cm.
Shown in size medium.