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Novita Merino DK: Sintti baby bonnet

Novita Merino DK: Sintti baby bonnet

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A bonnet for the little ones, knitted using soft merino yarn. The Novita Merino DK yarn only includes mulesing-free European wool.
Magazine Novita Kevät 2021 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 34
Skill level Intermediate

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Novita Merino DK: Sintti baby bonnet
Novita Merino DK: Sintti baby bonnet

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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N012134
    Pattern details
    Size
    56/62(68/74)80/86(92/98) cm

    Yarn demand

    Novita Merino DK

    (112) Forget-Me-Not 50 g



    Needles and other supplies

    Circular needles (40 cm / 16 in) Novita 3½ mm (US 4) and 4 mm (UK 8 / US 6) or sizes needed; 4 mm double-pointed needles



    Designer
    Novita Kevät 2021 -lehti (in Finnish)

    Details

    Using the smaller circular needle, cast on 69(73)77(81) sts. Work ribbing for 2 cm and finish with the RS row.

    Switch to the larger circular needle and begin textured pattern:

    Row 1 (and all other WS rows): purl all sts.

    Row 2: (RS) k1, *slip 3 with yarn in front, k1*, repeat *–* to end of row.

    Row 4: k1, *slip 3 with yarn in front, k1*, repeat *–* to end of row.

    Row 6: k2, *k1 with the loops in back of the stitch, k3*, repeat *–* until 3 sts remain, k1 with the loops in back of the stitch, k2.

    Row 8: k3, *slip 3 with yarn in front, k1*, repeat *–* until 2 sts remain, k2.

    Row 10: k3, *slip 3 with yarn in front, k1*, repeat *–* until 2 sts remain, k2.

    Row 12: k4, *k1 with the loops in back of the stitch, k3*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Repeat rows 1–12 a total of 3(4)4(5) times. Sizes 56/62 and 80/86: work rows 1–6 once more.

    Do not turn work. Using the double-pointed needles, work in the round as follows: knit all sts, evenly decreasing 3(1)5(3) sts = 66(72)72(78) sts.

    Work stockinette st and keep decreasing as follows:

    Decrease round 1: *k9(10)10(11), k2tog*, repeat *–* to end of round = 60(66)66(72) sts. Next round: knit all sts.

    Decrease round 2: *k8(9)9(10), k2tog*, repeat *–* to end of round = 54(60)60(66) sts. Next round: knit all sts.

    Decrease round 3: *k7(8)8(9), k2tog*, repeat *–* to end of round = 48(54)54(60) sts. Next round: knit all sts.

    Decrease round 4: *k6(7)7(8), k2tog*, repeat *–* to end of round = 42(48)48(54) sts. Next round: knit all sts.

    6 sts decreased on each decrease round. Now repeat the decreases on every round until 6 sts remain. Break the yarn and pull it through the sts.

    Finishing

    Using the smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 56(61)65(67) sts from the bottom edge of the bonnet. Work ribbing back and forth for 1,5 cm. Bind off in pattern.

    Cut three 77 cm long pieces of yarn and tightly twist them together. Pass the string through the bottom corner of the bonnet and tie a knot at the end of the string.

    Make another string for the other corner.

    Steam the bonnet lightly.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions


    Stitch patterns & gauge

    Stitch patterns Ribbing: *k1, p1*, repeat *–*. On the wrong side rows, knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Textured pattern: follow the instructions. Stockinette stitch in the round: knit all rows.

    Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows in stockinette st with larger needles = 10 cm / 4 in



    Using the smaller circular needle, cast on 69(73)77(81) sts. Work ribbing for 2 cm and finish with the RS row.

    Switch to the larger circular needle and begin textured pattern:

    Row 1 (and all other WS rows): purl all sts.

    Row 2: (RS) k1, *slip 3 with yarn in front, k1*, repeat *–* to end of row.

    Row 4: k1, *slip 3 with yarn in front, k1*, repeat *–* to end of row.

    Row 6: k2, *k1 with the loops in back of the stitch, k3*, repeat *–* until 3 sts remain, k1 with the loops in back of the stitch, k2.

    Row 8: k3, *slip 3 with yarn in front, k1*, repeat *–* until 2 sts remain, k2.

    Row 10: k3, *slip 3 with yarn in front, k1*, repeat *–* until 2 sts remain, k2.

    Row 12: k4, *k1 with the loops in back of the stitch, k3*, repeat *–* until 1 st remains, k1.

    Repeat rows 1–12 a total of 3(4)4(5) times. Sizes 56/62 and 80/86: work rows 1–6 once more.

    Do not turn work. Using the double-pointed needles, work in the round as follows: knit all sts, evenly decreasing 3(1)5(3) sts = 66(72)72(78) sts.

    Work stockinette st and keep decreasing as follows:

    Decrease round 1: *k9(10)10(11), k2tog*, repeat *–* to end of round = 60(66)66(72) sts. Next round: knit all sts.

    Decrease round 2: *k8(9)9(10), k2tog*, repeat *–* to end of round = 54(60)60(66) sts. Next round: knit all sts.

    Decrease round 3: *k7(8)8(9), k2tog*, repeat *–* to end of round = 48(54)54(60) sts. Next round: knit all sts.

    Decrease round 4: *k6(7)7(8), k2tog*, repeat *–* to end of round = 42(48)48(54) sts. Next round: knit all sts.

    6 sts decreased on each decrease round. Now repeat the decreases on every round until 6 sts remain. Break the yarn and pull it through the sts.

    Finishing

    Using the smaller circular needle, pick up and knit 56(61)65(67) sts from the bottom edge of the bonnet. Work ribbing back and forth for 1,5 cm. Bind off in pattern.

    Cut three 77 cm long pieces of yarn and tightly twist them together. Pass the string through the bottom corner of the bonnet and tie a knot at the end of the string.

    Make another string for the other corner.

    Steam the bonnet lightly.


    Skill levels

    Beginner

    Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

    Technique

    Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

    Patterns

    All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

    Adventurous beginner

    Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

    Technique

    Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

    Intermediate

    So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

    Technique

    In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

    Patterns

    Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

    Advanced

    Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

    Technique

    On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

    Gauge & Swatching

    Gauge and Swatching

    Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

    Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

    Adjusting gauge

    If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

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