The Walker Cardigan is more feminine than the Blackett Cardigan, a classic, slightly lacy cardi in moss st and a leafy lace with a few bobbles thrown in on the sleeves. We like to think that the Walker girls would have been dressed in similar cardis when they were dreaming of being explorers in the Lakes aboard the Swallow. The bobbles are very easy, as is the leafy lace pattern on the fronts and the sleeves.
Sizing: Five – to fit ages 2(3, 4, 5, 6) years, actual chest size: 64(68, 73, 78, 82)cm / 25(26¾, 28¾, 30¾, 32¼)”, buttoned.
Tension: 17.5 sts and 24 rows to 10cm / 4” over stocking stitch.
Yarn: Town End Alpacas Alpaca / Shetland Aran, 90% Pure Alpaca, 10% Shetland Wool, 74m(80yds) / 50g ball. 5(6, 6, 7, 7) balls, shown in Ivory. OR Town End Alpacas Pure Alpaca Aran, 100% Pure Alpaca, 66m(71yds) – 82m(88yds) / 50g ball (metres are dependant on colour, yarn quantities given for lowest meterage available) 5(6, 6, 7, 7) balls. Buttons: 5. Ours were 2cm diameter.
Ishbel is a simple shawl pattern that can be worked in two sizes and two different yarn weights. The smaller, 4ply version makes a cosy, but pretty scarf while the larger, 2ply version can be worn as a scarf or draped elegantly around the shoulders. The solid stockinette centre lends simplicity to the design and adds extra warmth when knitted in thicker yarn. Ishbel is edged with a beautiful vine pattern and finished with elegant scalloped points. The shawl begins at the centre and is worked outwards to the edging. working increases at both ends of every row, rather than every second, creates a relatively shallow triangular shawl that makes the perfect shape to wear as a scarf. Either size can of course be worked in either yarn weight.
The small version is approximately 123 cm wide and 37 cm long at the centre. It takes two 50g balls of Town End pure 2ply or 4ply alpaca, or one skein of our sock weight yarn.
The larger version is approximately 168 cm wide and 50 cm long at the centre. It takes three 50g balls of Town End pure 2ply or 4ply alpaca.
Thistle is a simple and classy scarf which can be easily adjusted to make a wider stole or a throw blanket, and may be knitted in any weight of yarn. Sizing: In 4-ply yarn at suggested gauge, the scarf will measure about 12” wide by 80” long, depending on how aggressively you block the lace. To adjust width, add or subtract a multiple of 10 sts. Materials:
Yarn: 600 yds of sock weight or 4-ply yarn
Needles: US # 5 / 3.75 mm (or as req’d to meet gauge);
Gauge: 24 sts / 4” in stocking stitch
Notions: stitch markers, darning needle
This shawl is knitted from the centre top down to the scalloped edging, formed by two increasing triangles. The triangles are bounded by 3-st garter borders, and separated by a 1-st spine.Sizing: The sample is knit in DK weight yarn, and measures 66 by 30 inches. Rosebud is also exquisite in sock or lace weight yarns, and you may work more or less pattern repeats to adjust the finished size. This particular lace stitch pattern looks best if it is knitted at a fairly tight gauge (as far as lace goes).Materials: Yarn: 700 yds DK, sock or lace weight yarn.Gauge: 22 sts / 4” in stocking stitch (for DK weight yarn)Needles: US #4 / 3.5 mm (or as required to meet gauge) 32”+ circular needles. Notions: stitch markers, darning needle
The lace patterned hat is knitted in the round using 4ply yarn The mittens are also knitted in the round from cuff to fingertip.
Sizing: Hat: baby (toddler, child, adult S/M, L) Fits head measuring: 16 (18, 20, 22, 24)” around. Photos shown are adult S/M and toddler sizes.
Mittens: toddler (child, adult S/M, adult L) Hand circumference: 6 (7, 7.75, 8.5) inches Finished length: 9 (9.5, 11, 11.5) inches
Materials: Yarn: 4ply yarn Hat: 100 (120, 150, 175, 220) yds Mittens: 110 (150, 220, 240) yds
Gauge: 26 sts / 4” in stocking st on smaller needles
Needles: US #2 / 2.75 mm and US #3 / 3.25mm; or as req’d to meet gauge; 16 inch circular and double pointed needles in each size Notions: stitch markers, darning needle
This is a cables and lace family of hats by Alexa Ludeman. Cozy cables offer this slouchy hat a festive feel. With lace for the ladies and texture for the boys you can knit one up for everyone on your list!
Sizing: Baby (Child, Adult Small, Medium, Large) To fit head measuring: 16 (18.5, 20, 22, 24) inches around Lady slouch is 7 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5) inches tall Manly toque is 6 (6.5, 7.5, 8, 9) inches tall
Materials: Yarn: 125 (150, 175, 200) yards aran weight yarn Needles: US #6 / 4mm and US #8 / 5mm (or as req’d to meet gauge); 16” circular and/or double pointed needles Gauge: 18 sts / 4” (gauge in stockinette stitch on larger needles) Notions: cable needle, stitch markers, darning needle
Pattern: This hat is knit in the round from brim to crown. For a slouchy lacy hat, follow the ‘lady slouch’ instructions. For a cabled hat, follow the ‘manly toque’ instructions. To achieve a slouchy effect you should wet-block your finished hat aggressively over a balloon or dinner plate.