Sparklers by Fiona Alice


May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in two-colour pattern on 3 mm needles after blocking
US 1Β½ - 2.5 mm
801 yards (732 m)
Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
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Sparklers is now available as a single pattern!

Sparklers was originally published in Pom Pom Quarterly’s 5th Anniversary Issue. Unfortunately, Issue 21, is no longer in print. However, digital downloads of Issue 21 can still be found through Pom Pom’s shop, here.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3)
Finished brim circumference: 40 (44, 47.5) cm / 15ΒΎ (17ΒΌ, 18ΒΎ)” – to be worn with approx. 7.5-10 cm / 3-4” negative ease
Model wears size 2.

Yarn: Kettle Yarn Co. Beyul (4ply / fingering weight; merino wool, baby yak, silk; 366 m / 400 yds per 100 g skein)
A: Yurt; 1 (1, 1) skein
B: Electric Amaranth; 1 (1, 1) skein
NOTE: Hat is also shown in a second version with colours reversed

Gauge: 33 sts & 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” over two-colour pattern on 3 mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 2.5 mm / US 1Β½ AND 3 mm / US 2Β½ knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: Stitch marker, 6 cm / 2¼” pompom maker or cardboard (optional)

Notes: Two skeins of Beyul should be sufficient to knit two hats by reversing the colours for the second hat. Be aware of colour dominance and be consistent when holding the yarn to avoid this becoming an issue.