Nisse: knitting pattern release

Friends, it’s been a long time coming, but my second knitting pattern is finally released! Meet Nisse.

Nisse: a knitting pattern by Tasha Moss

Nisse is a whimsical little stranded hat inspired by folk-and-novelty themed patterns of the 1940s and 1950s. It features little fellows called nisse, tiny household spirits from Scandinavian folklore, but you might know them as gnomes. They’re helpfully harvesting carrots in the garden.

This hat is a little bit spicy, with up to 4 colors stranded in a row in the first half of the pattern. But once you get to their hats, it’s back to only 2 colors at most. Then it’s smooth sailing up through the crown, with rays of sunshine featured in the decreases. It evokes the warm summer sun shining down on the garden!

Nisse: a knitting pattern by Tasha Moss

I actually designed this pattern before Victory, but needed the perfect time to release it. Originally, the idea started some years back when I created a version of this chart for a Paper Dolls yoke pullover by Kate Davies. I lost steam on that pullover long, long ago, but I never lost my love for this theme. And I’ve breathed new life into it as my design for Nisse.

If you ask me, it’s a delightful little knit for chilly Spring days!

Quince and Co. Finch (100% Wool; 221yd / 202m per 50g skein), a light and springy American wool that’s perfect for colorwork. It’s one of my favorite fingering weight wools!

1 ball each of the following 10 colors: Cypress (dark green), Nasturtium (orange), Snap Pea (light green), Gingerbread (brown), Bird’s Egg (light blue), River (dark blue), Apricot (peach), Egret (white), Winesap (red), Goldfinch (yellow). If substituting yarn, you will need 25g or less of 10 colors of fingering weight / 4 ply.

28 sts / 32 rounds = 4” / 10cm in stranded stockinette using 3.25mm (US 3) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

2.75mm (US 2) needles (for ribbing)
3.25mm (US 3) needles (for body of hat)

One size. Circumference is 20.5” / 52cm. Will stretch to comfortably fit head circumferences up to 24” / 61cm. If a slightly larger or smaller size is desired, simply go up or down a needle size from needles that give you correct gauge.

Construction notes
Hat is worked in the round in stranded stockinette, with centered double deceases to shape the crown. Please note that there are several rows that include 3 or 4 colors per row, which is discussed in the pattern.

Nisse knitting patternHow to buy the pattern

You can buy Nisse on Ravelry directly or visit the pattern page for more info (whether or not you’re a member).

For the first 48 hours, Nisse will be 20% off to everyone, no coupon code needed.

So go visit Nisse on Ravelry to purchase the pattern now!

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