When I got an opportunity to test this pattern with the brand new yarn line from Brooklyn Tweed, I definitely jumped at the chance. It certainly helps that I love working with fingering weight yarn above all else!
Pattern: Lucerne Hat by Jared Flood (free with the purchase of Peerie through June 30th)
Materials: Peerie by Brooklyn Tweed in Admiral and Butte, 1 skein each
Size: Long version
I’ve always loved working with Brooklyn Tweed yarn, and have more than a few Jared Flood patterns as part of my regular knitwear rotation. This project presented an interesting challenge, as the yarn and pattern were so new and tightly guarded that there were no pictures of the finished item, effectively making it a mystery knit!
The simple, repeating color motif is excellent even for those who are inexperienced with colorwork, with the stranding never being over more than 3 stitches at the longest stretch. It changes up just often enough to keep the work interesting, while still being straightforward enough to make it ideal for social or Netflix knitting (my favorite kind).The long version of this pattern adds an additional 4 rows, which can also be used to accommodate larger crown sizes to keep the hat from being too snug.
Peerie has a wonderfully smooth hand, subtle drape, and just enough hint of surface gloss to really make the stitches pop. More importantly, the yarn has just enough spring to be forgiving of less-than-perfect tension if you’re new to stranding or colorwork. With the dozens of colorways available in this line, it’s going to turn into my new staple for stranded and mosaic color knitting of all kinds, and I can’t wait to make a sweater out of this!
Get a free downloadable copy of this pattern with any purchase of Peerie through June 30th, 2018 and join the knit-along on Ravelry now!