Countess Constance Cloche by Ciara Ní Reachtnín
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Countess Constance Cloche

Knitting
December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
144 yards (132 m)
S, M, L
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This hat is named for Countess Constance Markievicz, a truly inspirational lady.
Constance Markievicz was an Irish politician, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette and socialist.
Constance was the first woman elected to the British Parliament, although, she never took her seat. She was the first female cabinet minister in any Government in Europe and also, a military leader as she led a brigade in the 1916 rebellion.
Constance grew up in Sligo, was the daughter of a landlord, married a Polish count and also found time to train as an artist.
The hat is designed as a functional, warm but stylish cloche. The cable band is knit first, the ends are grafted together to form a ring. Stitches are then picked up along both edges separately, one side shapes the crown, while the other, shapes the brim using short rows before ending in a stretchy icord cast off.

This issue is on sale from 10th December in supermarkets, newsagents and craft stores across the UK and on our website. It will also be available digitally via our apps for Apple and Android devices and through Pocketmags here.