Sunday Supper Toque by Mary O'Shea

Sunday Supper Toque

February 2023
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in over blocked colorwork using mohair along with the main yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
320 - 410 yards (293 - 375 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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The Sunday Supper Toque uses a smooth sport-weight worsted wool yarn along with a strand of mohair/silk laceweight yarn for maximum coziness. The mohair is carried along with every other color of main yarn, adding just enough softness but with fewer strands to carry along at one time.

This design can be worked in 3 sizes—Small, Medium and Large which will fit heads ranging in circumference from about 18 to 23 inches. It uses sport-weight worsted-spun Maine wool yarn in 6 colors. The sample shown is size Medium.

This name of this design honors our post-pandemic tradition of bringing family and friends together for Sunday supper most weeks—the colors represent seasonal hues from snowy winter white through spring and summer greens to autumn yellows and gold. The colorwork pattern is simple and repetitive, and could easily be worked in fewer colors, or a completely different palette.

SIZES: Small (Medium, Large) Sample shown is size Medium

Circumference: 18.3 (19.4, 20.6) inches
Fits: heads measuring 18—24 inches
Changes to gauge or yarn weight, or adding length, may require extra yarn

GAUGE: 21 sts and 26 rnds = 4”/10cm on gauge size needles (over blocked colorwork pattern using mohair along with the main yarn).

US size 6 (4.00mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 5 (3.75mm) or 1 size smaller than gauge needle
Choose needle types base on your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round—a 16-inch circular needle, magic-loop on a 32-inch circular needle, or 2 24-inch circular needles.

Jaggerspun Heather 3/8,100% wool, 50g/166 yards (or another worsted sport-weight wool yarn)

Color/# yards Small (Medium, Large)
Edelweiss: 70 (75, 85)
Maize : 50 (55, 65)
Gold: 50 (55, 65)
Amber: 50 (55, 65)
Hayfield: 50 (55, 65)
Moss: 50 (55, 65)

Biches & Bûches Le Petit Silk & Mohair, 25g/230 yards (or another lace-weight mohair-blend yarn)

Color/# yards Small (Medium, Large)
Yellow Mustard: 50 (55, 65)
Medium Green: 50 (55, 65)
Off White: 50 (55, 65)

Yarn amounts INCLUDE yarn for the pompom

NOTIONS: 8-9 stitch markers, tapestry needle

SKILLS USED: working in the round, decreases (k2tog), increases, using a chart, 2-color colorwork, making a pompom