1 skein of woollentwine's Rustic Merino Worsted - enough yarn to make Multitudes with a pompom and swatch comfortably without worrying about running out of yarn
Your choice of the PDFpattern of Multitudes, a print version of Issue 4 (comes with a digital copy, too!), or a digital version of Issue 4 (if you already have the pattern or our Issue 4, you can also purchase the kit without the pattern)
About Multitudes - The Pattern
Multitudes is a classic cabled hat that plays with scale by combining both very large and very small cables on a reverse stockinette background. Nupps, twisted ribbing and crown decreases that are worked into the cable pattern provide this pattern’s special details - and the pom pom the icing on the proverbial cake!
About woollentwine Rustic Merino Worsted - The Yarn
A soft and slightly rustic (in the best possible way!) blend of mountain sheep and German Merino transformed into a worsted-weight yarn perfect for cables and texture. It's entirely sourced and spun in Germany and available in both a few undyed as well as naturally dyed shades. As it's woollen-spun, it's pure bliss to watch it bloom after blocking!
1 (2, 3) Finished hat circumference: 45 (54, 63) cm / 18 (21.5, 25.25)” - recommended to be worn with 2-10 cm / 0.75-4” of negative ease, depending on whether you prefer a close-fitting or a slouchy hat.
woollentwine Rustic Merino Worsted (100% Mountain sheep & German Merino, 225 meters per 100 grams / 246 yards per 3.5 ounces)
1 (1, 1) skein
4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm /16” (or needle size to obtain gauge) 4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” or DPNs for crown decreases (or needle size to obtain gauge) 3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
21 sts x 22 rows = 9 x 10 cm / 3.5 x 4” (in the round, on larger needle, one cable repeat, after blocking)
25 sts x 20 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, on smaller needle, in 1x1 Half-Twisted Rib, after blocking)
Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins)
2 cable needles (optional, if you prefer to work your cables with a cable needle)
Crochet hook (similar size to needle size used for cable pattern)
Designer: Hanna Lisa Haferkamp
Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
Model: Lena Zinser
Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
Graphic Design: Camille Romano
How much is shipping? How fast will the kit arrive?
We've put together an overview of the shipping costs of our kits and our delivery times here!
Is there enough yarn to swatch with?
Yes! All our kits include a little bit more yarn than the pattern calls for so that you can comfortably knit up your swatches.
Is it possible to buy an extra skein or two of the yarn included in the kit at the time of placing an order?
Yes and yes! You can purchase any extra skeins at the same time as purchasing your kit. Simply head over to the woollentwine Rustic Merino Worsted listing and add the skeins you'd like to purchase extra to the cart. Shipping will be combined, and we'll always match the dyelots.
What is the level of difficulty of the pattern?
We think this pattern is well suited for an Adept Adventurer - a knitter who's comfortable with standard stitches and increasing / decreasing techniques, and knows how to read a charted pattern.
Where can I get pattern support?
We're here to help you with any questions that you might have on the pattern! You can always send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you out.
We also have tons of articles on our blog that focus on helping you get the best results for you in your knitting. We also have our resource page where we have links to videos and tutorials for every technique used in our patterns.
How should I wash the hat?
woollentwine's Rustic Merino Worsted is a non-superwash yarn, so the hat is best washed by hand in lukewarm (not hot!) water, using a little bit of wool wash or gentle soap. Take care not to wring it, but gently squish any excess water out of it, wrap it in a towel, roll it up, and do a little "dance on the towel" to press any remaining water out it. Then, lay it flat to dry.
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