Elska by Ysolda Teague


August 2017
Light Fingering ?
35 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork pattern in the rnd on larger needle
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Finished circumference: 17[19, 20½]" / 42.5[47.5, 51]cm
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Knitworthy 4
The collection features 8 patterns intended to make good gifts for everyone on your knitworthy list (because life’s too short to knit for anyone who doesn’t love what you make).

A traditionally patterned Fair Isle hat in a less traditional slouchy shape. Shown in Jamieson and Smith Heritage and Heritage Naturals a unique worsted spun Shetland wool which blocks into a fine, smooth fabric. The geometric stitch patterns were chosen to work well with the crisp stitch definition of the yarn. The pattern is given in three sizes, due to the 30 stitch pattern repeat the middle size is worked by changing the gauge. Decreases are worked into the final pattern band, which was inspired by the crowns of traditional Fair Isle tams, working the shaping close to the top creates a slightly gathered effect. There will be plenty of the coloured yarn leftover to make a pompom, a cute addition if you can bear to cover up the crown pattern. The large stitch pattern is from the endlessly inspiring A Shetlander’s Fair Isle Graph Book.

Light fingering weight wool yarn
Shown in Jamieson and Smith Shetland Heritage and Heritage Naturals (100% wool, 120yds / 110m, 25g)

1 ball of each of the following colours:
C1: Fawn
C2: Light Grey
C3: Moorit
C4: White
C5: Black
C6: Madder or Indigo