Elupuu by Aleks Byrd


June 2019
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ DK
= DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
S, M, L
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ELUPUU - Tree of Life; Estonian

Elupuu is a quick to knit fitted beanie knitted in the round featuring a braided cast-on and a geometric woven inlay motif.

The modern geometric motif is a reimagined interpretation of traditional Estonian symbols for the tree of life where this pattern gets its name from. The modern tree of life motif appears to be lovingly embroidered, while it was in fact created during the knitting process using a unique Estonian knitting technique called Roosimine from south west Estonia. It is the perfect introduction project to this simply and unique technique.

This hat is knit in the round from the bottom up beginning with a two colour twisted cast on followed by a 1x1 rib brim and Roosimine inlay motif.

The yarn for the Roosimine inlay is held double to create a dense motif.

Link to Roosimine tutorial video included in pattern.

Skill Level: advanced
Skills Used:

  • 2 colour braid cast on
  • Ribbing
  • Knitting in the round
  • Roosimine (video tutorial included)
  • Decreasing for crown shaping

S, M, L
To fit head circumference: 46, 51, 56 cm / 18, 20, 22”
Depth: 21cm / 8”, adjustable

MC: A Stormy Blend by Lanivendole in colour Luce
( 70% Brogna Wool, 30% Grey Alpaca,
225m / 246 yds - 100g) 1 skein or 105 m / 115 yds of desired DK weight or hold fingering weight double
CC: A Heavenly Blend by Lanivendole in colour Acqua Marina
(25% Cashmere, 25% Fawn Alpaca, 50% Grey Merino Wool, 225m / 246 yds - 50g)
1 skein or 30m / 33 yds of desired DK weight or 4ply fingering weight held double for roositud pattern


Desired DK weight or fingering weight held double in the following amounts:
MC: 105 m / 115 yds
CC: 30m / 33 yds