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Fair Winds Beanie & Scarf - Ultra Alpaca Version

Fair Winds Beanie & Scarf - Ultra Alpaca Version

"I wish you fair winds and following seas."

This nautical blessing describes that happy confluence of good fortune and the good sense to go with the flow. The simple braid pattern on the scarf has cable twists on alternating sides for complete reversibility. The cables on the cap converge neatly at the crest. Both promise smooth sailing!

Berroco Ultra Alpaca's perfectly round spin and structure showcase cables beautifully. Peruvian Highland wool has bounce to balance the drape of alpaca. And delightfully soft, Ultra Alpaca is also great for warmth but not too hot, making these projects perfect for multi-season wear and also a favorite for men. With a wonderful choice of colors in heathers and solids, wouldn't it be fun to have a basket of these by the front door, ready for your next adventure?!

Beanie is knit in the round; scarf is knit flat. Instructions for both are given in text format as well as charted.

We've picked a few favorite shades below, but you can check out the full selection of colors on the Berroco Ultra Alpaca page. You'll need 1 skein for the hat and 3 skeins for the scarf (4 skeins for a set).

Beanie: Approx. 18"/46cm around x 7½–8"/19–20.5cm deep, slightly stretched; fits 20–24"/51–61cm head. See sizing tips on the Knitters' Notes tab.
Scarf: Approx. 8½"/21.5cm wide x 70"/178cm long, after blocking.

Beanie: 1 skein Berroco Ultra Alpaca, (215 yds/198m each). Or approx. 160 yds/146m light worsted-weight yarn.
Scarf: 3 skeins Berroco Ultra Alpaca, (215 yds/198m each). Or approx. 700 yds/640m light worsted-weight yarn.

Both shown in Color 62189 Barley.

Beanie: US 6 (4mm) 16"/40cm circular and double-point needles, or size to obtain gauge; plus US 4 (3.5mm) 16"/40cm circular needle, or two sizes smaller than gauge needle.
Scarf: US 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge. Pins, blocking wires (optional).
Both: Cable needle. Locking stitch marker. Darning needle to finish.

Beanie: Approx. 28 sts = 4"/10cm on gauge needle in beanie cable pattern, slightly stretched.
Scarf: Approx. 26 sts = 4"/10cm on gauge needle in scarf cable pattern, after blocking.

The cable pattern in the beanie is very elastic and will stretch to fit comfortably around a small to large size adult head.

As stitches stretch, however, they shorten up a little, so for a larger size (22–24") we’ve added ½"/1cm of length to the ribbing.

For a custom fit, measure your head from brow bone (or wherever you would like the beanie to sit on your forehead) over your head to the base of your skull. Divide this number in half, and subtract 6"/15.25cm (length of all cable rounds, including decrease rounds). The remainder is the length of ribbing you’ll need to knit.

Digital Fair Winds Beanie & Scarf pattern. (Download)

Printed Fair Winds Beanie & Scarf pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 6204 Buckwheat. Medium mousey brown.

COLOR: 6206 Light Grey. Heathery blend of light greys.

COLOR: 6281 Redwood Mix. Rich brick red.

COLOR: 6285 Oceanic Mix. Heathery mix of tealy blue-greens.

COLOR: 6292 Tigers Eye. Heathery coppers and warm tans.

COLOR: 6294 Turquoise Mix. Heathery tropical-sea blue.

COLOR: 62173 Forest Mix. Heathery olive greens and browns.

COLOR: 62189 Barley. Classic natural flax.

COLOR: 62174 Dungaree Mix. Grey with hints of green and magenta.

COLOR: 6299 Lichen Mix. Warm herbal green with golden overtones.

























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