Saturday, July 20, 2013

Free Pattern: Bizet Purls Cap

A few weeks ago, Friends and Fiberworks donated a few really sweet goodie bags to the Asheville Tourists Stitch 'n' Pitch that included a skein of Laines du Nord Bizet - an interesting yarn with bumps of different color fiber along the base yarn.  It's bulky yarn that will make a great super quick one skein wonder.  Again an easy pattern (so easy, it's a little embarrassing to call it a pattern), but the FOs are showing up on Ravelry, so here it is! 

Bizet Purls Cap

Materials:  One skein Laines du Nord Bizet yarn, or any yarn that knits to the same gauge. 

Needles:  Size 11 16” circular needles & one set double pointed needles; Yarn needle.

Size:  20 inches

Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch


Using circular needle, cast on 48 stitches.  Join into a ring, being careful not to twist stitches.  Knit 4 rows.  Purl one row.  Continue knitting in stockinette stitch, changing to 3-4 purl stitches when the yarn changes to a bulkier colorful section.  Knit until the hat measures 6 inches from cast on edge.

Begin decreases.

Knit 4; knit 2 together (K2T). Repeat around (40 stitches).  Knit one round plain.

Knit 3; K2T. Repeat around (32 stitches).  Knit one round plain.

Continue to knit these 2 rows, decreasing 8 stitches every other row, until 8 stitches remain, changing to double pointed needles when necessary.

Cut yarn, leaving a 6” tail. Thread yarn through stitches and weave in the tail as well as the cast on end.

Enjoy your knitting!

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