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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Pearmain
Pearmain Pearmain
Pearmain Pearmain

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Fancy Rib
  • Simple Decreases and Increases
  • DPNS or Circular needles

Pattern Description:

Pearmain is knitted in the round in a fancy rib pattern called Beaded Rib. The ribbed stitch is easy to do and produces an interesting fabric with two different sides. This side shows ribbed sections with alternating purl row stitches in a central column that look like individual beads.

Small decorative beads could be placed in this column if desired. This modern slouchy beanie knits up beautifully in five sizes with a soft, luxury blend of fibers that drape well.

Like most modern slouchy hats, the rib helps the hat to cling to the head without putting too much pressure on the hair.

The decreases are easy and the purl sections are reduced as normal for a rib with the decorative column neatly decreased to one stitch. The name Pearmain is taken from an apple variety Blue Pearmain that is green with a hint of blue.


18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in the Fancy Rib pattern as shown.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large) Shown here in size Medium. To fit head circumference of 20 (21, 211/2, 22, 23) inches or 50.8 (53.3, 54.6, 55.9, 58.4) cm. The smallest size will fit a teenage girl and the largest will fit an adult male.


  • Knit Picks Andean Silk Worsted 55% Super Fine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool 96yards/50g ball 2 x 50g balls
  • 1 long or 2 short circular needle(s) or 1 set of 5 dpns size US8 (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • 1 stitch marker to mark beg of rnds

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran or any worsted/Aran weight yarn that knits to gauge


#24215 Merryweather (Pale Turquoise).

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