Bellfield by Ysolda Teague


February 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork on larger needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
185 - 280 yards (169 - 256 m)
Finished circumference: 16[19, 22 1/2]" / 40[47.5, 56]cm
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2020 Colourwork club The 2020 Colourwork Club ran as a subscription club at the beginning of the year and featured three accessory patterns designed to progressively grow your colourwork skills. All three patterns are now available as individual patterns.

The Bellfield Hat makes a great second stranded colourwork project that will stretch your skills. It’s worked bottom-up with a cosy folded brim and enough slouchy length to pull down over your ears. The contrast colour cast-on is worked using what might become your new favourite cast on for ribbing: an alternating cable cast on. Working bottom-up means you can begin the colourwork comfortably on a 16 or 20” needle and switch to double pointed needles or magic loop once you’ve established your tension.

In comparison to the first pattern in the Colourwork Club, the Brunstane Cowl, the colourwork in Bellfield is a little more challenging: the pattern repeat is larger, so you might have to focus on the chart more; there are slightly longer floats of 6, and on one round 7 sts; and the crown shaping is incorporated into the colourwork. There’s also a large section in the middle of a very simple repeating pattern, in which only alternate rounds are stranded, so you’ll have a chance to relax. That snowflake crown is totally worth the effort! Whether you add a pom-pom is completely up to you.

Heavy fingering / sport weight wool yarn.

Shown in Rauma Finull PT2 (100% Norwegian wool, 191 yds / 175m, 1.76oz / 50g)

MC: 403, C1: 4065, C2 405

MC: 449, C1: 4125, C2: 4139

MC: 4705, C1: 454, C2: 400

MC: 120[155, 180] yds / 110[140, 165]m
C1: 20[25, 35] yds / 20[25, 30]m
C2: 45[60, 65] yds / 40[55, 60]m

Needle A: Size 4 US / 3.5mm circular and preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd.

Needle B: Size 2.5 US / 3mm 16” / 40cm circular needle

Change needle size as necessary to get gauge, and use a needle two sizes smaller than needle A for needle B

Stitch marker

30 sts and 32 rnds = 4” / 10cm in charted stranded colourwork pattern in the round on needle A

xs–s[m–l, xl–xxl]
Finished circumference: 16[19, 22½]“ / 40[47.5, 56]cm
Finished length: 8½[9, 9]” / 21.5[22.5, 22.5]cm

Shown in size m–l, choose a size with about 1–3” / 2.5–7.5cm of negative ease