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Stilly River Knit- Pop! Goes the Teasel
2023 Slow Yarn Crawl pattern from Stilly River Yarns!
Pop! Goes the Teasel by Stilly River Yarns
I live in a rural area with lots of interesting roadside plants, and one of my favorites is the teasel (Dipsacus fullonum). As it so happens, I recently learned that this plant - sometimes called the fuller’s teasel - was used to raise the nap on woven cloth as part of the finishing process! I decided to pay homage to this humble plant and its place in the hand-processed fiber industry by incorporating it as a textured motif in a slouchy beanie hat.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Abundant Earth Fiber Coopworth Sport, 290 yards per 3.5 ounces // 265 meters per 100 grams, 100% Coopworth wool, Undyed natural ecru; 70 grams used for hat
Needle: .Work ribbing with 30 cm / 16” 3.0 mm / US2.5 circular needles; main body of the hat worked with 30 cm / 16” 3.5mm / US 4 needles.
Gauge: 24 stitches and 33 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette stitch
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers