For this pattern I used:
Yarn: Two 50g ball of Knoll Mohair Tweed in shade A and
One 50g ball of Knoll Mohair Tweed in shade B.
Knoll Mohair Tweed (70% merino/30% mohair, 110m/120yds per 50g).
I used shade 2605 Grey Alder for shade A and shade 2624 Tupilo for shade B.
Metres/Yardage for shade A: 220m/240yds.
Metres/Yardage for shade B: 110m/120yds.
Needles: 4mm circular needle (40cm length) and set of four double pointed 4mm needles.
Tension: 20 stitches and 21 rows to 10cm square over rib pattern when using 4mm needles.
Size: to fit average size head.
Skill level: ♦ ♦ ♦ ◊ ◊
This pattern is easy but if you haven’t used circulars before or striped in different shades it can seem tricky.
My design ideas and advice: This pattern is one of eight pattern that I designed to launch especially at Yarndale 2017 along with the Knoll Mohair Tweed DK which was also just launched that year. The yarn is spun in Donegal so I named all the patterns using Irish words, Aisling (ASH- ling) is the Irish word for vision or dream – what you do in your head!
I love all my patterns to be simple to read as possible. I want knitters to easily and smoothly knit a project. There will always be moments in a pattern when you will think what does that mean? But I hope that knitters get to the solution quicker with my patterns. I designed this hat for many reasons – one because I have always wanted a hat with this stitch technique on it! Two because it is the same pattern as the tank top I designed in this series of patterns and I always love to do a hat or accessory so some knitters can try out the technique or shades on a small project before starting the garment project and I could go on with other reasons but I’ll keep it brief for now, maybe I’ll add some other time!