fingering weight yarn


Kolsch, by UK-based designer Anushka Tay, is the perfect lightweight beanie covered in visually stunning cables and traveling stitches. Made in our springy + light Weld, this beanie is ideal for transitional weather and evokes vines creeping up latticework in the early spring. The tiny pom pom is an optional add-on for those who want to add a little pop at the top!

Type:   Digital Download
Designer:  Anushka Tay
Skill Level:   3 out of 5
Yarn:  Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yards [183 meters]; 1.76 oz [50 g]): aspen (natural white), 2 (2) skeins.

1 (2); 18 (20)” / 45.5 (51) cm finished crown circumference (unstretched); 8.5 (9)” / 21.5 (23) cm finished height. Hat shown measures 18” / 45.5 cm; recommended negative ease 3-5” / 7.5-12.5 cm.

Size A (for crown): US 4 / 3.5 mm: 16” / 40 cm circ needle and 1 set of DPNs, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Size B (for brim): US 3 / 3.25 mm: 16” / 40 cm circ needle, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Stitch marker; cable needle (optional); tapestry needle; 1.5” / 4 cm pompom-maker (optional).

32 sts and 42 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Cable Pattern on Size A needle, after blocking.
1 rep of Chart A Cable Pattern measures approx 2.25” [5.5 cm] wide and 3.25” / 8 cm long.

Skills Required: 
German Twisted (Old Norwegian) Cast On; increasing; decreasing; twisted stitches; cabling with (or without) a cable needle; making a pompom.

About the Designer

Anushka Tay is based in London, UK, and originally trained in costume design. She loves to design beautiful, wearable knitwear with lace, cables and twisted textures. Her designs create a knitting experience aiming to delight and stimulate. Find Anushka’s knitting designs on Ravelry under The Crimson Stitchery, follow @TheCrimsonStitchery on Instagram and check out her knitting podcast The Crimson Stitchery on YouTube

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