Rose Window by Joline Vretenar

Rose Window

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Small, Large
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This pattern is available for free.

I was taking my young daughters to Paris for the first time. I had such big plans to show them art and architecture, culture and food. They were in it for the ice cream and a trip to Disneyland Paris. It’s hard to make everyone happy on family trips, but we did our best. An hour at the Louvre tempered with floating boats in a pond, pastries for breakfast followed by Impressionists.

Rose Window is a stranded colorwork hat that combines order and chaos. The black lines give a framework and a sense of structure while the variegated yarn mimics the images captured in stained glass windows. The crown of the hat is based on a rose window like those found at Notre Dame in Paris.

My daughters may not remember the Mona Lisa, but they still talk about taking pictures of Mom’s hat before we went for ice cream.