I’m so excited.
While I was waiting for my good and dear friends to proof and tech edit my soon-to-be-released book, Knitting Untangled, I needed something to do. And result is this new patter duo, now available on Ravelry.
At the core of this pattern is the reversible striped hat pattern that can be found in Jane Neighbor’s book, Reversible Two-Color Knitting. I learned the hat in a workshop at Woolcott and Company in Cambridge, MA (the shop that I would later own.) I was in love with this magic—a stripe that is vertical on one side and horizontal on the other. I had made many hats from this pattern but felt that it needed a more elegant finishing. The original pattern simply had the knitter synch the top closed. So I cast on again and worked out the decreases for double knitting in this pattern. They’re a little fussy, but I love the result.
The second part of the duo is a moebius done in the Cat Bordhi style. I first learned the technique from Cat herself at a workshop at TNNA. I was hooked. So when I was knitting the hats, I wondered what this pattern would do when applied to the moebius. The result is magical. Both patterns reversing on both sides. It’s truly amazing. I hope may people knit this because I can’t wait to see the color combinations people come up with!
Here are a few pictures!
Accompanying videos (to show the techniques that are easier to show than to write about) on YouTube.
As mentioned at the beginning of this post, the patterns are available on Ravelry. And you don’t have to be a member of Ravelry to be able to purchase the patterns.
I really hope you enjoy.