We love this smart knitting pattern designed by Pamela Wynne. A tartan hat is classic, but you don’t always want the thick fabric of stranded color work. This simple hat is worked in horizontal stripes in the round, with columns of rib stitches where the vertical contrast stripes will go. After finishing the knitting, the vertical stripes are added as easy crocheted slip stitches.
Yarn: 1 skein each Llama-rama! dyed in the wool yarn
Sizes: Adult XS (S, M, L, XL) Circumference: 16.5 (18, 19.5, 21, 22.5)" / 42 (46, 50, 53, 57) cm, unstretched. Two length options: fitted beanie or slouchy beanie
Skills: knitting, purling, decreasing, knitting in the round, simple crochet slip stitch
Level of difficulty: easy
Needles: size 2.5 (US) / 2.75 mm circular knitting needle in 16" / 41 cm length or size to obtain gauge; size 2.5 (US) / 2.75 mm double pointed needles; size D (US) / 3.25 mm crochet hook
designed by Pamela Wynne
This knitting pattern designed by Cheryl Chow was inspired by the ivy climbing on an old stone church, lacy leaves trail up our charming & timeless vest. Shaping makes this a flattering garment you will love to wear.
Yarn: Border Leicester sport, natural dyed yarn, three (four or five) skeins
Sizes: Seven adult sizes from finished bust circumference of 31.75? up to 55.75?
Skills: knitting, purling, decreasing, increasing, knitting in the round, reading charts, 3-needle bind off, buttonholes, picking up stitches
Level of difficulty: Advanced
Needles: Size 5 (US)/ 3.75 mm circular needle in 40:/100 cm length (or size to obtain gauge) to work body, and shorter if desired for armhole ribbing. Extra US 5 / 3.75 mm needle for bind off.
Designed by Cheryl Chow
This knitting pattern designed by Laura Chau is a fun opportunity to pair a beautiful handpainted yarn with a coordinating solid color. The simple garter stitch lace pattern opens up the fabric and biases naturally for an interesting parallelogram shape. It’s worked lengthwise on a circular needle to accommodate the large number of stitches. The scarf version uses just one skein of each color; the generously-sized wrap uses two skeins of each color.
Yarn: Coopworth sport 1 (2) skeins in each of two colors
Sizes: scarf: 13 x 72" / 33 x 183 cm wrap: 22 x 90" / 56 x 228.5 cm, blocked
Skills: knitting, purling, decreasing, yarn overs
Level of difficulty: Easy
Needles: Size 7 (US)/ 4.5 mm circular needle in 32:/80 cm length (or larger)
Gauge: 13 sts and 38 rows = 4" / 10 cm square in pattern
Designed by Laura Chau
designed by Debbie Deutsch, this quick, easy knit is whispy light and elegant — it is knit flat and joined as you cast off so there is no seaming!
it takes just two skeins of either Border Leicester fog or cloud
size 19 needles plus a spare needle in a similar size
very basic knitting skills