Baudot by Joanne Scrace


December 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
S (M,L)
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This lace slouch beanie hides a secret…worked into the pretty lace pattern is an original cipher code, ‘Baudot’ from Bletchley Park. It reads, ‘knit, tink, knit, tink’. Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy the knitting and not have to do too much of the tinking!

This pattern is part of The Bletchley Collection, a six piece collection for Eden Cottage Yarns’ Milburn range inspired by the WWII code breakers stationed at Bletchley Park.

S (M, L)
To fit: 51 (56, 61)cm / 20 (22,24)in
Finished brim: 48.5 (53.5, 58.5)cm / 19 (21, 23)in

Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn 4ply (4ply/Fingering weight; 85% Bluefaced Leicester Wool, 15% Silk; 200m / 218yds per 50g skein)
Shade: Damson x 2 skeins

3.25mm (US 3) circular needle, 40cm / 16” length or DPNs
3.5mm (US 4) circular needle, 40cm / 16” length or DPNs
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Skills needed: Basic stitches, yarn over, decreasing, working in the round on a circular needle or DPNs.

Baudot is worked from the brim up in a lace pattern before softly gathering at the top. The crown does not need to be worked on DPNs or with a magic loop, it does not decrease beyond the length of the circular needle recommended.
Lace pattern instructions are both charted and written in full.

Technical editing by Rachel Atkinson, layout by Claire Devine, Photography by Victoria Magnus.
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PLEASE NOTE: there is currently an error in the pattern that the inch measurements have been listed as centimetres and the centimetre measurements are wrong. Please use the measurements above. We will correct the pattern as soon as possible.