The pattern for the hat I made my brother for Christmas is now available in the shop.Enjoy!
I made another so that I could work out all the pattern details (I made the first in a rush on Christmas eve). It tried to eat my head! The ribbing ends up folded in half but it still ended up much too big for me. Which I’m glad I discovered since it gave me a much better idea of how much negative ease to incorporate into the pattern.
An alternating cable cast on is a useful, stretchy cast on for ribbing that’s less fussy to work than a tubular cast on. It’s worked like a regular cable cast on, but instead of casting on each stitch knitwise stitches are alternately cast on knitwise and purlwise.
This tutorial includes both step by step photos and videos so you can use whichever suits you better.
This post was originally in our newsletter last week and since then several subscribers have reached out with incredible kindness to say that they'll miss the club but want to keep supporting us. We appreciate that so much, and, although we obviously need purchases to keep the business going there are lots of other ways that you can support us. I've added a few notes at the end on ways that you can support our business and my design work without spending money. All of them apply to other small yarn businesses, and many of them to small businesses of all kinds.