A couple of months ago I posted some photos of this hat and noted that I would be writing a pattern for it. It has taken a while to get to it, but it is available now.
This hat was one of my final two projects for the Master Hand Knitter certification program of The Knitting Guild Association. The design includes two cable patterns, bobbles, twisted stitches and background and filler stitches.
Brim circumference 21in (53.3cm)
Length from crown to base of ear 9.5in (24.1cm)
The length is between that of a beanie and a slouch.
You can see from the back view photo that the design includes 2 stitches in every round that are not part of the actual Mosaic Maze stitch pattern. These stitches create 2 columns of interrupted horizontal lines at the back of the cowl. The reason for including these stitches is to avoid the jog that occurs in changing colors when knitting in the round.
This shawl is knit in stockinette stitch with panels of eyelet flowers. The yarn is listed as a thick and thin fashion yarn. It yields an open-and-opaque fabric, with the eyelet stitch patterns creating additional open spaces.
The King Cole Opium yarn is a blend of 54% cotton with acrylic and polyamide added making it an easy-care as well as light-weight accessory.
Worked on US8 (5mm) needles, the shawl required around 1-2/3 balls of the yarn in the color Peacock. It was actually quite pleasant to work with and very interesting to see the fabric patterning develop.
This bandana-style scarf is basically a triangle knit from the top down, alternating stripes of color with bands of an eyelet Roman Stripes pattern and a final edge that incorporates a Fireflowers slipped stitch pattern.
It’s perfect as a summer evening wrap – or works equally as well as an after-beach cover-up!
The yarn I used in the sample is Blacker Yarns Lyonesse 4-ply that’s a blend of linen and Corriedale wool. It used most of 1 ball of Tourmaline and 1 ball of Citrine. The yarn produces a crisp fabric with excellent stitch definition.
Raspberries and Lime – because there’s a refreshing and fruity feel about this combination of colors and stitch patterns. It’s sure to add a welcome and eye-catching touch to your neckline at any time of the year!
Measurements: 41×15.5 in (104×39.4 cm)
Pattern available on Ravelry and the scarf itself is available on Etsy.
I just finished knitting this all-over Fair Isle-patterned gansey. It was designed following a traditional shape I found in Michael Pearson’s Traditional Knitting and some patterns I found in A Shetlander’s Fair Isle Graph Book in Colour.
The first photo is on its own; the second is the gansey worn by the recipient; and the third is the piece of Asian embroidery that inspired the color palette.
I’ve been bitten by the Fair Isle bug and am designing a man’s traditional Fair Isle patterned gansey. As you can see this is a work in progress!
This design is for The Knitting Guild Association Master Hand Knitter Program.
I still need to pick-up stitches for the sleeves , cut the steeks at the armholes, finish the gussets, knit the sleeves, and add the neckline trim. I’m taking a vacation first though!
As I work through this garment I’m preparing a pattern with charts that I’ll make available when it’s completed and reviewed. This is a man’s size large and knit with Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift wool.
I’ve just finished a knit doily sample and wanted to share the cast-on method I used in case anyone plans to tackle this type of project in the round. It’s certainly suitable for circular shawls as well!
The technique creates a really smooth, neat, round center as you can see in the photo above of this piece being blocked.
Here’s one of the best tutorials I found on the the Magic Ring Cast-On:
Emily Ocker’s Circular Cast-On (Magic Ring Cast-On)