Pique Tuque

Inspired by a vintage Russian cross-stitch motif, the colorwork of the “Pique Tuque” evokes the domes of Russian Orthodox churches, ocean waves, and spring.

While simple enough for those new to colorwork, I promise there is plenty here to pique the interest of more experienced knitters. The pattern pops when knit in a darker, contrasting color to the main color, but feel free to explore and make this your own.

1 ball of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, 140 yards (128 meters), 50 grams (1.76 ounces) for Main Color, 1 ball of Complementary Color.

Medium (20”- 22” head circumference) 
Large (22”- 24” head circumference)

24 stitches, 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) 
Note: Row Gauge is not as important.

Level ** – Intermediate

bodkin, 5 stitch markers, measuring tape

1 pair each of US 4 – 3.50 mm – 40”+ (100 cm) cable circular needle, US 6 – 4.00 mm – 40”+ (100 cm) cable circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge

MC = Main Color, CC = Complementary Color 
PM = Place Marker, SM = Slip Marker