The Prairie Fire pullover is knitted seamlessly from the collar to the hem and cuffs. It can be made with long or short sleeves.
Sizes: 17 (18.5, 20.5, 22, 23.5, 25, 27, 28.5, 30, 33, 34.5, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48, 53, 59) inches round chest. These are 8 child and 10 adult sizes. Recommended to be worn with 0-2 inches of negative ease for ladies sizes, and 0-2 inches of positive ease for children’s sizes.
This is a knitting pattern for a simple over-sized beanie knitted flat in a Chevron lace stitch. The pattern is for an average woman’s head. The hat may be knitted in a single colour, but adding some different colour stripes bring out the chevron pattern.
The pattern contains instructions for a DK and a 4ply version.
This hat is knitted in Town End Pure Natural Aran Alpaca yarn. The pattern is sized for a child, small & large adults. The hat is decorated with a simple cable separated by garter stitch and topped by a pompom.
These simple to make, fingerless mitts are knitted on single-pointed needles with a side seam. They have a cable pattern on the front and are finished with a single rib, optionally edged in a contrast yarn.
Knit this scarf in Double Moss stitch with a garter stitch border. The knitting pattern is straightforward and knits up quickly in Town End Alpaca Yarns Aran weight yarn. You will also need a set of 5mm needles.
London Cowling is a simple, unisex cowl – and we can say that because men have asked for the sample. It is, apparently, ‘perfect’ for cycling in. It’s knitted on biggish needles for this weight of yarn, but that makes it super-squooshy and warm. We use a provisional cast-on (whichever one you like, we’re not fussy) and then finish off with a 3-needle cast-off so you should really only have 2 ends to sew in and you’re done. Simple, but extremely effective. Tension: 21sts and 32 rows to 10cm over garter slip stitch pattern on 6mm nds after steaming / wet blocking, but as this is a cowl it’s probably more important that you have a fabric you like rather than struggle to match one that we specify. Be aware though that if your tension is very different then your yarn requirements will differ, too. Finished size: approximately 29cm (11½”) deep and 64cm (25¼”) circumference after steaming / wet blocking. Yarn: Town End Pure Alpaca DK yarn – you will need 2 50g balls.
6mm needles, or the size required to give you the correct tension. Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in
The pattern has two sizes given and two different weights. So you can knit a small cowl that will pull over your head and give a snug, tuck-into-your-coat cowl (like the London Cowling) if you knit the smallest size in the DK. The larger one gives a cowl that you can twist and wrap round twice for warmth / effect. The Chunky yarn will give cowls that are slightly bigger in circumference than the DK ones, measurements given below. We have knitted the cowl in our DK yarn – you will need 2 x 50g balls for the small size and 4 x 50g balls for the large. We have also knitted it in Town End Pure Natural Aran Alpaca and you will need 3 50g balls for the small size. The pattern is easily adapted for any yarn if you knit a tension square first.
Finished measurements: For the DK (and our Aran version) cowl: 58(116)cm / 23(45¾)” circumference, depth 31cm / 12¼”.
Canterberet is a classic beret with a garter stitch band and then radiating ribbing making up the crown. Amazingly we resisted a pompom on this one and went with a bow instead (knitted on from the last few crown stitches, so no sewing). Easily made into a classic beret ‘stalk’, though, if you don’t fancy a bow.
Tension: 20sts and 40 rows to 10cm over garter stitch on 4mm nds after steaming / wet blocking. We rarely wet block, but for the Canterberet you really do need to, and over a plate to boot to make the proper beret shape. We used a 25.5cm(10″) dinner plate.
Finished size: to fit adult female head, 51 – 58cm (20 – 23″) circumference after blocking.
We’ve knitted this using 70g Town End Pure Natural DK in Pewter with Luxury Alpaca Blends in Rosie. it also works well in Alpaca with Bamboo as this yarn really shows up the stitch detail.
Needles – 3.25mm and 4mm circs / dpns (depending on your personal preference for knitting small diameters in the round) OR the size required to give you the correct tension. Your preferred needle / latch hook for darning ends in.