Silver Darling Beanie Pattern by Outi Kater


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Silver Darlings Beanie

Herring, which once was called the ‘silver darling’ in English speaking fishing communities, has for hundreds of years provided a source of livelihood for the coastal communities from the Baltic Sea to the Atlantic Ocean and beyond. In Silver Darlings Beanie, which celebrates this humble fish, nineteen stylized herrings swim in the sea that ripples in jewel colours of teal, green and blue, coming together at a 16 point compass rose at the top.


Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight 100% Real Shetland Wool

  • Yarn A – Shade FC41 Teal: 1 x 25g ball
  • Yarn B – Shade 65 Green: 1 x 25g ball
  • Yarn C – Shade 131 Blue: 1 x 25g ball
  • Yarn D – Shade 203 Grey: 1 x 25g ball

Needles & Notions

2.5mm (UK12-13/US1-2) and 3mm (UK11/US2-3) short DPNs, sets of five and a 3mm circular needle, 60-80cm long, or your preferred needles for working smalldiameters in the round, or size required to obtain tension.

Stitch markers or waste yarn and a tapestry needle


36 sts and 35 rows = 10cm/4in using 3mm needles over colourwork pattern 28 sts and 47 rows = 10cm/4in using 2.5mm needles over 2×1 ribbing.

Jamieson & Smith Yarn