Gleði by Ysolda Teague

Gleði

Knitting
October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in colourwork in the round using larger needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
205 - 260 yards (187 - 238 m)
Finished circumference: 17¼[19, 20¾]" / 43[47.5, 52]cm
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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). Patterns from the collection will be sold individually on the 17th of December.

Gleði
A slightly slouchy beanie that combines patterns inspired by Nordic round yoked sweaters and the crowns of fair isle tams. The bold design around the bottom is worked using three colours at once — I promise it is completely worth the hassle, and a small project like a hat is a great way to practice a challenging technique. The use of negative space highlights the trees, and features a fun way of managing long floats invisibly. This technique, called ladderback jacquard is more commonly found in machine knitting, and essentially creates a free-floating chain of stitches in the pattern colour behind the background colour.

Yarn
Fingering / 4ply weight yarn with good memory. Wool or wool blends are ideal.

A yarn pack for Gleði is available at Ysolda.com

Shown in Tukuwool Fingering (100% Finnish wool, 213 yds / 195m, 50g) in

C1: H32 Nila
C2: H26 Kajo
C3: 02 Humu

C1: 110[120, 130]yds / 100[110, 120]m
C2: 25[35, 45]yds / 25[30, 35]m
C3: 70[75, 85]yds / 65[70, 75]m

Sizing
Finished circumference: 17¼[19, 20¾]“ / 43[47.5, 52]cm
Finished length: 8½” / 22cm

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