I've landed safely back after UK Knit Camp, and yep, I owe a blog post all about the week. And it is being written, I promise!
In the meantime, here's a little reminder that the rights to the Forestry lace beanie, first published in Yarn Forward issue 23, have reverted back and the pattern is now available for individual purchase as a PDF. The files will be going off to my distributors later this week so it won't be long before your LYS will have it in stock.
100g/350m/383yds Fyberspates 4ply Scrumptious (55% Merino, 45% Silk)
OR 100g/349m/382yds Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 (100% Merino)
Set 2.75mm DPN's or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
26 sts x 32 rows to 10cm/4in on 2.75mm needles over St.St
To fit sizes: 16-18 (19-21, 22-24) in, 40.5-45.5 (48.5-53.5, 56-61) cm
Finished size: 15 (17.5, 20) in, 38 (44.5, 51) cm
Forestry is a lightweight beanie, ideal for spring and summer or warmer climes.The lace pattern grows out from the brim and gently works it's way towards the crown, where the shaping is elegantly worked into the lace pattern. The brim is reminiscent of the base of trees, the trunks; the the body lace pattern reflects the branches and the crown detail is like the tips of the trees, delicate and whimsical.
This beanie is knit in a 4ply yarn in the round. The one area of the pattern that I felt may need some extra help is where the yarnovers are worked between purl and knit stitches and vice versa, and there's a free tutorial that can be download to explain this further.
Enjoy the pattern, and I'll be back with tales of knitters camping out in Scotland.