It’s a slightly-slouchy, super-cabled, extra-cozy hat, perfect for sipping hot cocoa after a day of apple-picking. The Riverbed Hat is just fancy enough to be a great gift, and gender-neutral enough to be appreciated by everybody in your family. This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up and the cable pattern is fully- charted.
The Riverbed Hat is part of the newest Knit Picks collection, Bakeoven Knits, which features beautiful textural patterns and lots of cables worked in their new High Desert yarn. This yarn is 100% American-grown and spun and really just lovely. I was lucky enough to get a couple skeins to try out a while ago, and it’s really become one of my favorite yarns. It’s squishy and springy and has just enough variation in width to give real depth and character to even the simplest knits.
So head over to Knit Picks and grab yourself a copy of my pattern, or the whole book, or you could really treat yourself and pick out some yarn, too!
I’m really pleased with how this one turned out! It’s a lovely, squishy, garter-stitch scarf/shawl hybrid that features contrasting stripes along one edge and short-row points. It features a slightly curved shape, which lets it settle gently around the shoulders. And, best of all I love the way it lets you play with color. Mix and match your favorite 3 (or more!) skeins of sock yarn, and see how they play together. Fun!
Plus, it’s nice and long. If you’re more of a scarf person than a shawl person- it’s perfect!
(Also, I gotta say, Knit Picks have some fun, bright designs in this collection. Definitely check it out!)
I know- it’s crazy, but I’ve another new sweater for you! Exciting!
This one’s feels pretty on the nose for me, as it’s just starting to get cooler out, and I’m dreaming of getting into the thick of fall. And there’s nothing that says “autumn” to me better than a thick, cabled, over-sized wool sweater. (Though, honestly, this is really more of a “deep winter” sweater if you’re a normal person, and not a cold-blooded lizard person like me. My husband tried it on and managed maybe five minutes before he started to overheat.)
It’s the Olympic Pullover!It’s named after the Olympic Peninsula, the gorgeous part of Washington between the Puget sound and the Pacific Ocean. It’s full of lush forests, misty coastline and snowy peaks. (And it’s where Twilight was based, if that gives you an idea. Though I imagine that people that live over there don’t love that reference.) It’s the perfect place to traipse around in a woolly cabled pullover.This sweater is beyond simple- dropped shoulders mean almost no shaping, and everything’s worked in pieces and sewn up, so it would make nice travel knitting. Plus, the cables look super-complicated, but once you get them established, they’re pretty simple.
You can get a copy of the pattern here, or grab the whole collection (highly recommended- there’s some great sweaters in here!) here.