Blue Sky Fibers

Russian Rose Set

The Classic Series

Design by Robin Melanson


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The Russian Rose adorning this military-inspired cap and princess-length mittens made from Blue Sky Fibers Sport Weight shows off rich colorwork and embroidered details. A stranded knit that is challenging but results in splendor.

Pattern No. RRS


Baby Alpaca (Sport) by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Baby Alpaca; 50g/110yd): 3 hanks MC, 1 hank CC1, 1 hank CC2, 1 hank CC3, 1 hank CC4, 1 hank CC5, 1 hank CC6



Size 4 (3.5mm) 16″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge

Size 4 (3.5mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge



Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Heavy interfacing approx 20″ x 10″

Heavy cotton canvas approx 20″ x 10″

Sewing machine or sewing needle and thread

Woven elastic ¾” wide and approx 4″ long

Two 1″ buttons





In Stockinette stitch, 24 sts and 32 rnds = 4″

In Cap Chart, 24 sts and 29 rnds = 4″

In Crown Chart or Mitten Chart, 26 sts and 27 rnds = 4″

Note: Gauge will not be as elastic in sections of heavy stranding.



Cap: One

Mittens: S/M (L)



Cap circumference: 20″

Cap height to turning rnd (crown): 5″

Mitten circumference: 7¼ (8)”

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