Rionnag (’star’ in Scottish Gaelic) is a colorwork hat using classic Sheltand motifs. With four colors total and only two colors per row, Rionnag would make a good intermediate colorwork project. Tukuwool Fingering makes a hat that is lightweight and warm; substitute another woolen-spun yarn to get the same effect.
Sizes: Child/ Youth, Adult Medium, Adult Large.
Finished Size: Approximately 17 (20 ¼, 23 ½) in [43 (51.5, 59.5)cm] circumference and 9 ¼ in [22 cm] high.
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn: 65 (85, 105) yds [60 (78, 97)m] MC, 40 (50, 60) yds [37 (46, 55)m] CC1, 10 yds 10m CC2, 25 (30, 40) yds [23 (28, 37)m] CC3. Shown in Tukuwool Fingering (75% Finnish Landrace, 25% Texel; 213 yds/ 195m per 50g/ 1.7 oz): Humu (MC), Tyyni (CC1), Kimo (CC2), Aava (CC3).
Gauge: 28 sts/35 rnds = 4 in [10cm] in stockinette st and stranded patt, blocked.
Needles: US #2 (2.75mm) 16 in [40cm] circular needles; US #2 (2.75mm) double-pointed needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
- full color charted colorwork patterns
- instructions for three hat sizes
- measurements are given in both in and cm
Materials you need at home:
- fingering weight yarn (see description for yardage/ meterage requirements)
- 2.75 mm (US #2) circular needle
- tapestry needle
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