This twined knitted hat kit consists of the pattern, two skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, a DK yarn made in the US, plus a few yards of a contrasting color for the cast-on and braid, all in a see-through zippered project bag. This yarn is produced in the US and is 100% worsted-spun Targhee wool (1.75 oz/ 145 yards per skein).
The pattern includes many techniques, such as a Twined Knitting cast-on with photos, and numerous Technique Boxes: Yarn Management, Twined Knitting, Twined Purling, the Basic Units of Design: the crook stitch, the “O” stitch, Chain Path, the Twined Increase. In other words, it is assumed the knitter has not twined knitted before, so this pattern serves as a mini-class! Directions, a glossary, and charts are included using the traditional twined knitting symbols.
Finished Size: Adult Medium–20 to 21″ (Adult Large–22 to 23″)/50-53 (56-58) cm
Gauge: 12 sts/2″ in twined St st.
- Yarn: Two 2-oz. skeins of DK weight yarn and several yards of a contrast color yarn for the cast-on and braid.
- Don’t use single-ply yarns–they will pull apart!
- Needles: One 16″/ 40 cm circular needle and one set of five double-pointed needles, size US 6 (4 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
- Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holder, tapestry needle
Care: Handwash and lay flat to dry. These yarns are NOT superwash.