New knitting patterns: the Seed Heads Collection
Hat, cowl and gloves
The Knitter magazine has published the patterns for the Seed Heads collection comprising a hat, cowl and gloves.
Inspired by seed heads in my garden
I was inspired to create the stitch pattern for this collection by poppy seed capsules in my garden.
All three accessories in this collection start with a twisted rib. Some of these ribs grow into the stems supporting the delicate seed heads. These undulate around each item on a background of reverse stocking stitch. You work the seed heads using yarn overs and decreases, which makes them more delicate than bobbles.
You work the hat, cowl, and gloves in the round. Each glove is identical, with a thumb gusset and the Seed Heads stitch pattern on both the palm and back of the glove.
I used Devonia 4-ply from John Arbon Yarns who are based in Devon. This yarn is a lustrous blend of three British breeds (Exmoor Blueface, Bluefaced Leicester, and Wensleydale), all sourced from Devon. There are 14 shades available in both 4-ply and DK weight yarns.
You can knit the hat, cowl, and gloves from two 100 g skeins.
Seed Heads collection pattern details
The hat pattern comes in two sizes with a finished hat circumference of 44 or 51 cm, fitting a head circumference of 50 or 58 cm. The cowl pattern is one size: 20 cm deep by 70 cm circumference. The glove pattern comes in three sizes with a finished palm circumference of 18, 19, or 20.5 cm.
You’ll need 2.5 mm | UK 13-12 | US 1-2 and 3.0 mm | UK 11| US 2-3 circular needles as well as needles of your preferred type for knitting small circumferences.
The patterns for the Seed Heads collection are available in The Knitter magazine, Issue 119.