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Maple Leaf Touque

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Maple Leaf Touque
Maple Leaf Touque
Maple Leaf Touque
Maple Leaf Touque

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round
  • Stranded knitting

Pattern Description:

The Maple Leaf Touque is a hat that doubles as a scarf during the really cold winter days. Touque (pronounced / ˈtuːk/) is Canadian for a knit hat. It's knit using 2 colours of yarn at a time, and uses a total of 6 colours.

Yarn details:
Kashmir from Fiber Optic Yarns [80% merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere - 420 yds/384 m per 114 g]
[MC] 1 skein (420 yds/384 m - 113 g) Whaki Khaki (green)
[CC1] 0.3 skeins (140 yds/128 m - 38 g) Lumberjack (red)
[CC2] 0.3 skeins (125 yds/115 m - 34 g) Brimstone (orange)
[CC3] 0.25 skeins (77 yds/71 m - 21 g) Maple leaf rag (rust brown)
[CC4] 0.3 skeins (114 yds/105 m - 31 g) Squashed (yellow)
[CC5] 0.25 skeins (74 yds/67 m - 20 g) Espresso Batik (dark brown)

Gauge:

29 sts and 35 rows = 4 in [10 cm] in stranded stockinette stitch, blocked !

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • head circ: 51-56 cm [20-22"], length: 146 cm [57.5"]

Materials:

  • 2.25 mm [US 1] circular needles
  • Fingering weight yarn in the following quantities:
  • 420 yds green
  • 140 yds red
  • 125 yds orange
  • 80 yds rust brown
  • 115 yds yellow
  • 75 yds dark brown

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker
  • Large-eyed, blunt needle

Suggested yarn:

950 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fiber Optic Yarns/Kashmir

Colorway:

Whaki Khaki, Lumberjack, Brimstone, Maple leaf rag, Squashed and Espresso Batik


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I'm originally from the west coast of Sweden, but have traded the rugged cliffs of Bohuslän for the Canadian wilderness. I'm is located in the rural parts of Ottawa and spend most of my summers ...

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