Taima Newborn Topper by Lisa McFetridge
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Taima Newborn Topper

May 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette st, blocked with larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 yards (91 m)
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can be purchased alone for $1.99 - Newborn only.

Traditional baby colors often elude me. Pale Pinks, Yellows and Blues are rarely in my stash…Babies enter the world with a bang, so this little cap is named with a Native American word, “Taima,” meaning “thunder.” It makes a loud statement in the Hospital Nursery! Inspired by a piece of fabric with Native American and Southwestern motifs, it turns ten small balls of bold colors, or maybe ten balls of muted colors; tonals; even neutrals, greys, black, white into a unique, quick knit gift. The choice of colors will make these simple borders into the knitter’s unique creation. Little bits of favorite sweaters, scarves or other knitting projects will get new life in this cap. I save every bit of yarn, in this hat one color is used on only one round, so no amount is too small to put to use. Put the balls in a circle by color and choose the best ones. No color is off the table, but do try to stay with all brights, or all pastels or all neutrals. It’s the main color that ties them all together, in the main photos it is grape.

Look for this hat with more borders in 4 sizes in June of 2014.

It will be called “Native Language.”

Worsted Weight Wool. Colors in yardage correspond to colors in photo - a second set of black and white charts are included for knitter to substitute own color scheme - fill in chosen colors to the right on blank lines provided here and throughout the pattern:

Color names are not Cascade Color names, just descriptions of actual colors.

22 yds / 20 m MC (grape) or ___________________
9 yds / 8 m CC1 (medium green) or ___________________
5 yds / 4 m CC2 ( pale blue) or ___________________
8 yds / 7 m CC3 (yellow) or ___________________
9 yds / 8 m CC4 (orange red) or____________________
10 yds / 9 m CC5 (teal) or ___________________
12 yds / 11 m CC6 (lime) includes curly-cue or____________________
16 yds / 14 m CC7 (coral) includes curly-cue or____________________
16 yds / 14 m CC8 (aqua) includes curly-cue or ___________________
8 yds / 7 m CC9 (purple) or ___________________

US Size 7 / 4.5 mm - 16 inch Circs (or DPNs) or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 6 / 4.0 mm - 16 inch Circs (or DPNs) or 1 size smaller than size that obtains gauge
Same size DPNs as larger needles if using circs.
Seam Needle, Stitch Marker

Gauge: 21 sts X 28 rows = 4 in/10 cm blocked, stranded st st on larger needles.
Finished Height: 7 ins / 17.75 cm
Finished Circ: 13.75 ins / 35 cm above rib brim.