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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mimizan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on, knit, purl, slip
  • other stitches, e.g. long knit and purl stitches are fully explained
  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Mimizan is a beanie worked in two colours of worsted/aran weight yarn.

The design was inspired by the large cones of the maritime pine trees in the forests around Mimizan in the Aquitaine region of France.

It uses a fun combination of slipped travelling stitches to create the zig zag effect and you are only ever using one colour at a time. The pattern provides full 'stand alone' written instructions for the stitch pattern and has been thoroughly tested for clarity.

It's an interesting quick knit, ideal for gifts and in smaller sizes, ideal for using up left overs from other projects.

The breakdown of the yardage of yarn needed in each colour for each size is shown. As such you can see if partial balls have sufficient yardage for your size.


In rib (relaxed) on 3.75mm(US5) needles: 20 st x 32 rows = 4 x 4 inches/10 x 10cm.
In stitch pattern on 4mm (US6) needles 19st x 35rows = 4 x 4 inches/10 x 10cm.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes to fit: Newborn:14"/35.5cm, , Baby: 16"/40.5cm, Toddler: 18"/45.5cm, Child/teen: 20"/51cm, Adult female: 22"/56cm, Adult male: 24"/61cm


  • 3.75mm (US5) needles - dpns or short circular depending on preference and size you're knitting - used for the ribbed band with the maximum number of stitches.
  • 4mm (US6) needles - short circular and/or dpns - used for the body and the crown decreases where you will have fewer and fewer stitches.
  • Yarn A - 32m, 42m, 52m, 67m, 77m, 87m / 35yds, 46yds, 57yds, 74yds, 85yds, 96yds
  • Yarn B - 27m, 32m, 37m, 42m, 49m, 56m / 30yds, 35yds, 41yds, 46yds, 54yds, 62yds
  • Both yarns should be worsted/aran weight yarns to give you gauge, e.g Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100g = 210yds /192m),

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitchmarker

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo merino Worsted

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