Risalire is a modern take on the traditional bonnet. The brim is worked flat and shaped with short rows to reflect the traditional style. The body is then worked vertically, with a few increases to create body and a gathered crown.
The split brim serves to keep the ears warm and fit snuggly at the neck. The gentle slouchy body features a stepped twisted stitch pattern that creates an optical illusion from a distance, and up close makes the most of wildly variegated hand painted yarns.
Available either as a single pattern or as part of the Painted Woolly Toppers collection.
214 [266, 324] yd/195 [243, 296] m
56yd/52m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
4Ply, Sock or Fingering weight, plied yarn.
Needles & Notions
Set 2.25mm/UK13/US1 & 2.5mm/UK--/US1½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
2.25mm crochet hook
Stitch marker as necessary
Shown in Koigu KPPPM [175yd/160m per 50g; 100% Merino]
Shown in size 21.5in/54.5cm on model with 22in/56cm circumference head
Colinette Jitterbug [400yd/366m per 150g; 100% Merino]
29 sts x 46 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over St. St.
28 sts x 60 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over Garter St.
28 sts x 58 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over Slipped St. pattern
To fit sizes: 19 [21.5, 23.5] in/48.25 [54.5, 59.75] cm
Finished size: 16 [18.25, 20.5] in/40.75 [46.25, 52] cm
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Short rows
Published May 2015
PDF file size: 3.9MB
Product code: WW258KRisalire
Technical editor: Heather Murray