From Jill, the designer: "This set is inspired by my Merrymaker Pullover for Making Stories Issue 7 Joy. Merrymaker is such a happy knit that we thought those of you who aren’t sweater knitters might like a hat or cowl, or a set of both, to knit instead! I hope this knit set brings you lots of joy and inspires lots of happy memories."
This cowl is knit in the round from the top edge to the bottom. It utilizes stranded colorwork. A slight funnel shape is formed as the bottom of the cowl is worked on one size larger needle.
This hat is knit in the round from the brim to the top.
Jill Thompson Beach
Where to Get it
This listing is for the single PDF pattern. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.
If you're interested in the original Merrymaker Sweater pattern, check out the individual pattern here or Issue 7 - that's where it first got published!
MC: 2 skeins or 252 yds / 230 m / 115 g of Berroco Ultra Alpaca 50% Wool / 50% Alpaca (100 g = 219 yds/ 200 m) in 6201 Winter White
CCs 1-3: 1 skein each or 35 yds / 32 m / 11 g of Woolfolk TÅGE 70% Merino / 30% Mohair (50 g = 160 yds / 145 m) in 20 (plum), 24 (blue), 28 (pink)
US 5 / 3.75 mm - 16 in / 40 cm circular and dpns (or needle size to obtain gauge)
US 6 / 4 mm - 16 in / 40 cm circular (or needle size to obtain gauge, for cowl)
20 sts and 30 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm knit in the round on smaller needle in stockinette st and blocked
21 sts and 36 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm knit in the round on smaller needle in twisted ribbing and blocked
Brim Circumference (unstretched): 16 (17.5, 19, 21) in / 40.5 (45, 48, 53) cm
Height: 7.75 (9.5) in / 19.5 (24) cm
Height: 9 in / 23 cm
Circumference - 24 in / 61 cm
Jill Thompson Beach is a new knitwear designer focusing on cozy, approachable, enjoyable, and carefully considered designs. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her husband, Aaron, and two dogs, Evie and Mae. Her designs remind you to take pleasure in the love and joy of making.
You can find Jill's work on her website, https://beachhouseknits.com, at her dedicated instagram design account @beachhouseknits (tag her at #beachhouseknits so she can see your work!) and on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/beach-house-knits.
Our Yarn Recommendations for the Merrymaker - Hat & Cowl Set:
Garthenor Beacons is a lovely soft yarn, very easy to knit. It perfectly shows off the cable stitches in my sweater! I love the color Kettle for it's deep dark green, but wouldn't mind experimenting with all the colors in Beacon range!
A lace weight yarn with 70% Mohair and 30% Silk, produced to RMS and REACH standards. It's perfect held together with Knitting for Olive’s Merino, no matter whether you choose colorways that are very close together or more contrasting for a slight marl.