Pique Tuque by Nicole Bottles

Pique Tuque

by Nicole Bottles
Knitting
June 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
70 - 100 yards (64 - 91 m)
Medium (20”- 22” head circumference), Large (22”- 24” head circumference)
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Inspired by a vintage Russian cross-stitch motif, the colorwork of the “Pique Tuque” evokes the domes of Russian Orthodox churches, ocean waves, and spring.

While simple enough for those new to colorwork, I promise there is plenty here to pique the interest of more experienced knitters. The pattern pops when knit in a darker, contrasting color to the main color, but feel free to explore and make this your own.

Yarn
1 ball of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, 140 yards (128 meters), 50 grams (1.76 ounces) for Main Color, 1 ball of Complementary Color.

Size
Medium (20”- 22” head circumference)
Large (22”- 24” head circumference)

Gauge
24 stitches, 26 rows = 4” (10 cm)
Note: Row Gauge is not as important.

Level ** - Intermediate

Notions
bodkin, 5 stitch markers, measuring tape

Needles
1 pair each of US 4 - 3.50 mm - 40”+ (100 cm) cable circular needle, US 6 - 4.00 mm - 40”+ (100 cm) cable circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge

Abbreviations
MC = Main Color, CC = Complementary Color
PM = Place Marker, SM = Slip Marker