Minimalist yet bold with symmetrically-aligned pops of color inspired by Swiss Design, Lucerne is an enjoyable and instructive guide for beginning adventures in colorwork. All stranded colorwork rounds are worked as 3-and-1 repeats — three stitches of one color, punctuated by one stitch in a contrast color. This consistent ratio aids in keeping even colorwork tension, with all floats being the same length throughout. The intuitive colorwork motif can be worked with as few as two colors or with as many as four. With Peerie’s extensive palette of painterly shades, opportunities for experimentation and colorplay abound!
Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino wool; 210 yards/50 grams)
Note: Pattern requires at least two colors and can optionally use up to four. C3 is for the three and four-color versions and C4 is for the four-color version.
Photographed in the following colorways:
Sample I: Fleet (C1) & Admiral (C2)
Sample II: Nocturne (C1), Morel (C2), Tincture (C3) & Marigolds (C4)
Sample III: Norway (C1), Thaw (C2), Rainier (C3) & Mesa (C4)
Sample IV: Burnished (C1), Parchment (C2) & Klimt (C3)
Sample V: Cobbler (C1) & Cassis (C2)
Sample VI: Porter (C1), Driftwood (C2) & Henge (C3)
Fingering weight wool yarn:
Yarn amounts given are sufficient to make hat in either length.
Size A (for Main Fabric)
Size B (for Ribbing)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
* 32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.
Note: The body of the hat is a combination of stranded (2-color) rounds and single-color rounds. Some knitters do not get the same stitch gauge on the same needle between their colorwork and single-color knitting. If this is the case, you may wish to switch to an alternate needle size on single-color rounds to maintain the 7 stitches per inch gauge required for the pattern. We recommend Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting.
Note: Hat is sized to fit adult head sizes ranging from 20-23” [51-58.5 cm] circumference with a short and long version. For large head sizes [23-25” (58.5-63.5 cm)] work the long version – the added length will provide more stretch and will fit a larger head size.
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
3 out of 5 (Intermediate)
Please Note: The pattern includes charted instructions only.