A simple variation on a watch cap with a moc fold-up brim. Quick to knit. A true woolen spun yarn that captures air to create maximum insulation, Solitude’s Montadale woolen makes a cozy gat — it’s our shepherd’s favorite for winter chores!
Yarn: 1 skein of Montadale woolen
Sizes: approximately 16" (18, 20, 22, 24") / 40.5 cm (46, 51, 56, 61 cm) circumference after blocking. With 1" to 1.5" of negative ease. 64-stitch versions fit babies, 72-stitch versions fit young children; 80-stitch versions fit older children, teens and most women; 88-and 96-stitch versions fit those larger heads and men. Height can be easily adjusted
Skills: knitting, knitting in the round, purling, decreasing
Level of difficulty: easy!
Needles: size 7 (US) (4.5 mm) 14 to 16: / 35 to 40 cm circular needles or double pointed needles or size to get gauge. can change to size 8’s after brim if desired.
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. Note: pattern revised 1/2021 with chart correction and button hole errata.
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