Bracken Beanie by Jenni Barrett
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Bracken Beanie

Knitting
February 2018
Northern Yarn Yealand Manor Mule DK
Northern Yarn BFL/ Poll Dorset DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
24.5 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Cable pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
209 - 238 yards (191 - 218 m)
To fit head circumference 45.5cm/ 18" [52cm/ 20.5"]
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The Bracken Beanie is worked seamlessly in the round and uses a combination of broken rib and cables to create a cosy, textured fabric.

The pattern includes two sizes and gives the option of working either a single or fold-over brim in springy twisted rib. Clear written instructions and charts are included throughout.

Yarn used in pictured samples:
Northern Yarn - BFL/ Poll Dorset (dyed using onion skins and knitted in the first size).
Northern Yarn - Yealand Manor Mule (undyed and knitted in the second size with a fold-over brim).
Blacker Yarns - Westcountry Tweed (natural grey and knitted in the second size with a foldover brim).

I love Northern Yarn’s locally sourced, lofty and delightful wooly-wools and used two different blends for two of my samples. Due to the small batch nature of the way these yarns are produced, the blends I used may not be available all year round. If this is the case, I found that Westcountry Tweed by Blacker Yarns was a great substitute (I needed 2x 50g balls). If you are trying to substitute yarn for this pattern, I would recommend using a DK 100% wool yarn with a ball length of between 220-240m (238-260yds).

Gauge:
Twisted rib (3.5mm/US 5) 24 sts/ 30 rnds = 10cm/ 4”
Cable pattern (4mm/US 6) 24.5 sts/ 36 rnds = 10cm/ 4”

Finished measurements:
Size 1
Width: 45.5cm/ 18”
Height: 21.5cm/ 8.5”
Size 2
Width: 52cm/ 20.5”
Heigh: 21.5cm/ 8.5”