Lilou by Caitlin Hunter


April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 - 175 yards (137 - 160 m)
Adult S/M (L/XL) [18.5" (22.5") unstretched circ.]
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Lilou is a whimsical colorwork beanie, perfect for using up stash yarn or mini skeins. Slightly slouchy, this hip, lightweight accessory is equally fun to knit and to wear

Yarn: 3 colors of fingering weight yarn
Sample uses:
C1 (gold): Woolen Boon, Boon Classic, 100% superwash merino, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”
C2 (black): Cedar House Yarn, Sapling Sock, 75% superwash merino/ 25% nylon ,“Ink”
C3 (white): Bumblebirch, Wellspring, 100% superwash merino, “Queen Anne’s Lace”

Note that yardage given is an estimate, and may vary between knitters.
C1: 80 yards 73 meters
C2: 40 yards 36.5 meters
C3: 40 yards 36.5 meters

—One 16” circular needle, US size 2 2.75mmne size smaller than needle required to get gauge)
—One 16” circular needle, US size 3 3.25mmize required to get gauge)
—US size 3/ 3.25mm DPNs or a longer circular needle for Magic Loop method for crown shaping

30 sts and 34 rows over 4” in stranded colorwork on larger needles

Skills Required:
Knitting in the round, stranded colorwork, bobbles (instructions given in pattern)

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