Earth Space Love by Kirsten McTeer

Earth Space Love

January 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in two-colour stranded rib
US 2 - 2.75 mm
one size, average woman's head
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This beret is inspired by the Mandala, the Hindu circular art representing the universe. The hat is worked crown-down from a circular cast-on with a central medallion that represents the Earth. After that we enter space with stars, moons and planets, before knitting hearts to represent love. The background colours from the beginning are repeated at the end to complete the circle and connect the universe together in one hat.
The colourful design is worked using the stranded colourwork technique. Although seven colours are used in total, a maximum of only two are used in any one round.

The beret will fit an average size woman’s head, circumference 22”/56cm, when worked to pattern tension of 26 sts to 4”/10cm over K2, P2 stranded two-colour rib for the band (which will measure 19”/48.5cm).

You will need:
2.75mm (US2) knitting needles for knitting in the round, or size needed to achieve pattern tension for ribbed band.

45 yards/42m in Colour A (shown as green in the sample)
25 yards/23m in Colour B (shown as navy blue in the sample)
33 yards/30m in Colour C (shown as light blue in the sample)
40 yards/36m in Colour D (shown as copper in the sample)
54 yards/50m in Colour E (shown as medium blue in the sample)
28 yards/26m in Colour F (shown as dark purple in the sample)
38 yards/35m in Colour G (shown as red in the sample)
6 stitch markers (5 the same and one different to mark End of Round)
Darning needle
Dinner plate and beaker for blocking

You need to be able to: work in the round (including in very small circumferences), work a circular cast-on (link given to online tutorial if needed), work stranded colourwork from chart, work two-colour rib

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