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Tropaeolum

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  • This striking yet easy-to-wear hat cleverly combines the bold shades of the Nasturtium (or Tropaeolum) plant with traditional Shetland motifs to create an elegant, wearable hat. The hat begins with a deep, comfortable twisted rib brim which is then followed by the main body of the hat, made up of colourwork patterning.  The pattern includes instructions for three adult sizes as well as full colour charts.

    Tropaeolum is knitted in Susan Crawford Bluem yarn, a light DK weight wool spun from 100% supersoft British Blue Faced Leicester wool, hand dyed in three vibrant colours inspired by the nasturtium flower. Bluem is extremely soft and warm making it the perfect yarn for this slightly slouchy, cosy knit.

    The pattern contains clear written instructions as well as charted instructions and clear schematic diagrams.:

    You can also knit the companion mitten pattern, Nasturtium

    BUY BOTH NASTURTIUM & TRAPAEOLUM AND GET ONE FREE. Add both patterns to your shopping cart and one will automatically be free of charge
  • Sizing

    Yarn
    Susan Crawford Bluem DK, 100% British Bluefaced Leicester wool (265m / 290yds per 100g skein)
    1 skein, shade Shadow - Yarn A
    1 skein, shade Twine - Yarn B
    1 skein, shade Tropaeolum - Yarn C

    Gauges
    28 sts and 29 rounds = 10cm(4in) measured over stranded colourwork pattern knitted in the round, after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 4mm needles.
  • Knitting in the round; Stranded colourwork; Blocking



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