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Marietta Cloche


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The shape of this hat is reminiscent of French cloche. Worked in the round from brim to crown it begins with rolled edge to reinforce the relaxed look of a cloche. A tall brim worked in rib provides functionality to the hat and helps to transition to a beautiful, but simple, slip stitch called Waffles. The Rich texture of this stitch pattern is a statement on its own. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Must know how to knit and purl, work in there round, and decrease. GAUGE 25 sts and 40 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in Waffle stitch on larger needle. 26 sts and 30 rnds =4" (10 cm) in 1/1 Rib on smaller needle. SUGGESTED YARN 250 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Lisa Souza Polwarth/Silk COLORWAY Forbidden City

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  • Needles: US 6 (4, 00 mm) 16" circular
  • US 6 (4, 00 mm) double-pointed

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Faina Goberstein is a prolific knitwear designer, author, and a professional and inspiring teacher. She is the co-author of The Art of Seamless Knitting and The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting. Her designs appear in Rowan Magazine, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit.Purl, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, Twist Collective, Skacel, and other publications and various books. Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs showing off textures such as cables, brioche, lace, and slip stitch patterns. She is fascinated with many knitting techniques and design constructions. Faina loves to share with her students her discoveries and expertise. She teaches at various venues live and online as well as local guilds and shops around the country and abroad. She blogs at