Take Heart by Fiona Alice
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Take Heart

Knitting
November 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern with larger needles
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
1 (2), To fit head up to 53.5 (59) cm / 21 (23)”

Take Heart is the very first book from the Pom Pom Press! Brought to you by the editors of Pom Pom Quarterly, Take Heart is a collection of 11 knitted accessories by designer and illustrator Fiona Alice. You can now order your copy (print + digital) and join our group for updates, KALs and chatter!

Sizes: 1 (2)
To fit head up to 53.5 (59) cm / 21 (23)”
Note: The ribbing is very stretchy and fits various sizes. Best worn with 10.5-13.5 cm / 4-5” negative ease.

Yarn: Toft Alpaca Aran (100% British alpaca; 115 m / 125 yds per 100 g skein)
Shade: Silver; 2 (2) skeins

Gauge: 20 sts & 21 rows = 10 cm / 4” over cable pattern on 6.5 mm needles
20 sts & 22 rows = 10 cm / 4” over 1x1 twisted rib on 5.5 mm needles

Needles: 5.5 mm / US 9 circular needle, 40 cm / 16” length
6.5 mm / US 10½ circular needle, 40 cm / 16” length
6.5 mm / US 10½ DPNs for crown shaping
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: Toft Alpaca fur pom pom in Cream, 1 stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle

Notes: For a neat cast-on edge, use a 5.5 mm straight needle to cast on stitches. With 5.5 mm circular needles, knit your first row of twisted rib. Join in the round and continue rib. When weaving in loose ends, make sure to close the small gap in the cast-on edge.