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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.

100 [131, 167] yd/91 [120, 153] m
32yd/29m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
4ply or fingering weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 2.75mm/UK12/US2 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply
[399yd/365m per 100g; 55% Merino, 45% Silk]

Shown in size 19-21in/48.5-53.5cm on model with 20.5in/52cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Sundara Fingering Silky Merino [560yd/512m per 150g; 50% Merino, 50% Silk]

Posh Yarn Sylvia Sock [440yd/402m per 100g; 50% Merino, 50% Silk]

Indigo Dragonfly 4ply Sock [430yd/393m per 100g; 50% Merino, 50% Silk]

26 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St.

To fit size: 16-18 [19-21, 22-24] in/ 40.75-45.75 [48.25-53.25, 56-61] cm
Finished size: 15 [17.5, 20] in/ 38 [44.5, 50.75] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, lace

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions


First published February 2010 by Yarn Forward magazine; republished August 2010

PDF file size: 2.9MB

Product code: WW097KForestry

Technical editors: Tana Pageler & Heather Murray