Bermondsey beanie

Bermondsey beanie

This little collection of accessories – beret, beanie and hand/arm-warmers – is named after the area of London in which I live.

The aspect I love most about living in Bermondsey is it’s proximity to the River Thames, where I go for almost daily walks. The river changes all the time, and low tides often reveal remains of the river’s past history.

This idea could be said to apply to the designs I did for Quince & Co, released earlier this year. I loved the idea of ‘hidden’ pattern or colour that is only revealed with the movement of the garment when worn.

Each of these accessories has a 2-colour simple fair-isle pattern, with a dash of bright colour added by the addition of tipping (colour at the edges) or facings.

For these designs I used Cascade 220 fingering wool, a yarn that comes in a huge variety of gorgeous colours.

I hope this will inspire knitters to pick their own colour combinations.

Meanwhile, I’ve given exact amounts of each colour used in the written instructions, so knitters may be able to use leftover bits of yarn!

Sizes and Yarn quantities

To fit head size: S/M 55 – 58cm/21 ½ – 22 ¾ in; M/L 59 – 62cm/23 ¼ – 24 ½ in

Actual circ: 48 (52) cm

Actual length: 27 (28) cm

Yarn: Cascade 220 Fingering: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool: 50g 250m/273 yds MC (main colour) – 25 (30)g, CC (contrast colour)- 15 (20)g, Facing -17 (22)g

Sample cols MC – Buff 9591; CC – Ink blue 1029 ; Facing – Carrot 9680

Tension: 36 sts & 38 rnd in stranded stocking stitch patt using 3mm circ needles

For more information and to purchase the pattern as a PDF download, click on the price below to be taken to Ravelry

£4.00 (excl. VAT)

Photos:  Kay Atkinson