Here's Calliope, a simple hat pattern with endless styling and embellishing possibilities.
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She begins with a tie casing and continues entirely in garter stitch--all worked flat. Garter stitch creates a lovely fabric with both drape and stretch--especially when worked in Fresco. This yarn has enough twist to add spring and stretch to the stitches while maintaining the perfect amount of drape (not to mention it is delightfully soft and warm).
My days working at the yarn store gave me a special appreciation for beginner friendly patterns that look elegant and appealing. Calliope has two options for the tie casing for both beginner and intermediate knitters. The stitches and skills required are:
- Casting on
- Knitting and purling (flat)
- Decreasing (k2tog)
- Seaming (both vertical and horizontally, with garter stitch)
This pattern includes two letter sized pages with multiple photos (on both pages), list of abbreviations and detailed instructions that are in the same clean, professional layout as my freebies.
To celebrate my first for-sale pattern, I'm offering Calliope at a discounted $2 until Tuesday, November 23. On Tuesday the price will increase to $3 at noon (eastern time). For the discount, use promo code "calliope3" during checkout.