Woven or Knit? A new hat pattern from Knitters n' Bitters!

What happens when a weaver turns knitter?  You end up with gorgeous knitwear patterns that are purely knit but nod towards a woven effect.

Check out the Plaidski Cap from the Knitters n' Bitters designer: Jessyka Dart-McLean:

shown here in Blowing 40 and Aurora colorways

shown here in Blowing 40 and Aurora colorways

I love the way this pattern highlights the variegation of hand-dyed yarn while also blending the two colors together to form the plaid.  What a great technique that could be extrapolated onto all sorts of knitwear. As you'll see in the photos, the overall look really varies with what color you choose and the amount of contrast they have with one another.

Shown here in Hull and Blowing 40 colorways.

Shown here in Hull and Blowing 40 colorways.

Knitter n' Bitters is a blog dedicated to two of the author's loves:

fiber arts and the craft of microbrews... with a little dose of family life.  

I'm excited to see what exciting directions lay ahead as Jessyka begins to merge these diverse passions. 

Shown here in Shrouded Spruce and Salmon Skin colorways.

Shown here in Shrouded Spruce and Salmon Skin colorways.

The Plaidski Hat Pattern is available for immediate download on Ravelry.

As for the yarn...this pattern was designed using Knight, a superwash merino in a worsted weight available from Snow Capped Yarns.

Morning Fog, Blowing 40 and Bull Kelp colorways

Morning Fog, Blowing 40 and Bull Kelp colorways

Above you see three of our colorways from the Olde Salt Palette. I'm happy to say that we now have Knight available in 10 colorways!  You'll have to look online at The Net Loft to see them all.  But I'll give you a peek at one more below.

See you soon and let me know any other hat patterns you've been enjoying recently.