This stunning Fair Isle knitting pattern makes a cosy cowl, a chic hat, and a pair of snug wristwarmers in our DK weight yarn Lore. Designed by Mary Henderson, this vibrant set draws inspiration from her own garden, featuring both large and small flower motifs. Mary’s pattern incorporates the stranded colourwork technique, ensuring that your creations will be as warm as they are visually striking. The hat is topped with a charming snowflake motif in dark green, appealing to those who appreciate the finer details in their winter attire.
Lore is a plump woollen-spun yarn with subtle heathered shades that bloom beautifully after washing, making it a perfect yarn for colourwork. ‘’It feels woolly yet soft in the hand, and creates a warming fabric with distinct stitches… the palette is so versatile, ranging from earthy neutrals to deep, rich hues,’’ as reviewed by The Knitter in issue 132.
- PDF version of The Knitter Magazine Issue 194
- 5 hanks The Fibre Co. Lore
- Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
The Fibre Co. Lore (100% lambswool from the English Romney sheep breed, 250 m (273 yd) per 100 g hank) in shades Ambitious (A) – 1 hank, Passionate (B) – 1 hank, Happiness (C) – 1 hank, Gentle (D) – 1 hank, and Devoted (E) – 1 hank.
Photographs show the accessories in the shades Ambitious (A), Passionate (B), Happiness (C), Gentle (D), and Devoted (E). Choose from any of the set colourways above.
Please note: If you prefer a different colour combination, please select ‘Choose Your Own’ and add your colour combination to the ‘Order Notes’ section during checkout.
Circumference: 62 cm (24.5 in)
Depth: 23 cm (9 in)
Brim circumference: 50 cm (19.75 in)
Depth (cast-on edge to crown top): 23cm (9 in)
Wrist circumference: 20 cm (8 in)
Hand circumference: 23 cm (9 in)
Length: 24 cm (9.5 in)
Needles and notions required:
- 3.5mm (US 4) circular needles, 40 cm long
- 3.5mm (US 4) double-pointed needles (DPNs), or long circular needles for Magic Loop method
- 4mm (US 6) circular needles, 40 cm long
- 4mm (US 6) DPNs, or long circular needles for Magic Loop method
- Stitch markers, including 1 locking marker for beginning of round
- Stranded colourwork
This is an intermediate pattern and includes both written instructions and charts.