florally by alfa knits

florally

Knitting
December 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork with the larger needle
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
197 - 219 yards (180 - 200 m)
one size (see notes)
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Florally is a beanie with stranded colorwork, knit bottom up and seamlessly in the round. There is only one size due to the complexity of the colorwork, but it is easy to alter the stitch gauge to obtain other sizes. See the note about changing gauge and size below.
The colorwork is charted only. Tips to successfully knit stranded colorwork are included.

One size
to fit head circumference: 54 - 58 cm / 21¼ - 22¾“
finished measurement at the brim: ± 51 cm / 20”
brim slightly stretched: ± 54.5 cm / 21½”
finished height: ± 21 cm / 8¼”

A note on gauge and size
• For a larger head circumference you will need larger needles and DK weight at a gauge of 25 sts and 30 rows.
The finished measurement at the brim is 54 cm / 21½” and fits a head of 57 to 61 cm / 22½” to 24”
• For a smaller head circumference you will need smaller needles and fingering weight at a gauge of 28.5 sts and 34 rows.
The finished measurement at the brim will be 48 cm / 19” and fits a head of 50 to 54 cm / 19½” to 21¼”

What you’ll need
sport / 5 ply
MC (main color): dark blue ± 100 m / 110 yards
CC contrasting color: (violet in first sample and white in second sample) ± 80 m / 90 yards
2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle
4 markers
tapestry needle

Gauge
27 sts and 32 rows in stranded colorwork with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”)