Talmadge cloche by Rosemary (Romi) Hill
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Talmadge cloche

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
399 yards (365 m)
One size only: 48cm [19in] unstretched circumference at top of brim

This is the fourth pattern from A Year of Techniques - a collection of 12 patterns to teach you new knitting skills.

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Talmadge is an elegant cloche to see you through a rainy British summer. It features a beautiful lace pattern, started in the centre of the crown with a pinhole cast on, followed by a moss stitch knitted-on edging. The pattern includes a photo tutorial on how to knit on an edging, as well as stepwise instructions for both a cable and knitted cast on. The pinhole cast on was covered in May’s pattern, Alex the Mouse.

The Talmadge cloche is not available as a single pattern.

Knitalong
The thread for your queries and questions can be found here: June knitalong

Size
Circumference at top of knitted-on edging: 48cm [19in] unstretched
Length as finished: 21-24cm [8¼-9½in]

Yarn
Fyberspates Vivacious 4ply (4ply / fingering weight; 100% superwash merino; 365m per 100g skein)
Dovestone (612); 1 x 100g skein
Yarn to make Talmadge, and Summer Kits, are available in our online shop.

Tension
25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm [4in] over lace pattern using 3mm needles, after washing and blocking

Needles and notions
1 set 3mm [US 3] double-pointed needles, or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round, or size needed to get correct gauge
1 set 3mm [US 3] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long, or your preferred needles for working medium circumferences in the round, or size needed to get correct gauge
1 set 2.75mm [US 2] double-pointed needles
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
2 x 2cm [7/8in] buttons
2 small clear buttons to back larger buttons

Pattern notes
The hat is started at top with a pinhole cast on and worked down to the brim. The brim is created by knitting on an edging perpendicular to the body of the hat.

Video tutorial
Knitted-on edgings