for KnitDesign by Caroline 2012
045 Nonotuck Silk Cloche
MAWATA (mah-WAH-tah) n. silkworm cocoons spread out into a large square over a frame; aka silk roving, silk hankies. The term comes from a Japanese word meaning “to expand, to spread.”
The Nonotuck silk cloche was designed specifically to be knit with unspun mawata hankies, but any fingering-weight yarn could be substituted. The seamless hat is knit in one piece from the top down and edged with a vintage lace pattern adapted from a Florence Knitting Silk pattern booklet published in 1882 by the Nonotuck Silk Company in Florence, Massachussetts.
The PDF includes color photos step-by-step instructions for working with mawata.
(We can always count on the admirable Steinford to include historical context and set new challenges for herself.--ed.)
- Lace pattern charted
- schematics included
- sewing required
- all season
- women’s s (m, l). hat body circumference: 21 (22, 23)” / 53 (56, 58.5) cm
- digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)
- 4 x 4 in
- 2.75 mm
- US 2
- 26.0 st st
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