One of the most fun parts of exploring Forge and Weld has been seeing how they work with other yarns, including those made by some of our favorite industry friends. We’ve loved seeing all the pairings of Weld and Spincycle Yarns’ Dyed in the Wool and Nocturne in colorwork, which got Sloane thinking about what would happen if you combined those yarns’ magical color changes with Weld’s lovely heathers in a textured marl.
Among Friends is a meditative, ultra-wearable hat that uses a sequence knitting stitch pattern to produce a gentle texture that brings out the colors of both yarns. Sized for everyone on your list and knittable no matter what you’re watching, reading, or listening to, this is a must-knit for your late-winter queue.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Sloane Rosenthal
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds / 183 m; 1.76 oz. / 50g): 1 skein.
Spincycle Yarns Nocturne or Dyed in the Wool (100% Merino; 200 yds / 183 m; 1.76 oz. / 50g): 1 skein.
Yarns are held double. Version 1 shows Weld in Midnight and Dyed in the Wool in Melancholia; Version 2 shows Weld in Red Feather and Nocturne in Slumber Party.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9); 40.5 (44, 48, 52, 56.5, 60, 64, 68, 72.5)” [103 (112, 122, 132, 144, 152, 163, 173, 184) cm] finished bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 44” [112 cm] with 10” [25.5 cm] positive ease on Khrystle. Recommended ease 8-10" [20.5-25.5 cm].
Size A (for hat body): US 6 / 4.0 mm: 16” / 41 cm circ needle, and your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Size B (for ribbing): US 4 / 3.5 mm: 16” / 41 cm circ needle, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch marker (m); waste yarn; tapestry needle.
20 sts and 24 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in St st on Size A needle, in the rnd, after blocking, with both yarns held together.
Decreasing; circular knitting.
About the Designer
Sloane Rosenthal is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. In addition to her line of self-published patterns, her knitwear designs have been featured in Interweave Knits, Knit.Wear, Wool Studio, and By Hand Serial. She is author of three knitwear pattern books, Independent Fabrication Volumes 1 and 2, and Wine Country Knits. A native of Washington, D.C., and briefly a devoted Californian, she and her family now live in Boulder, Colorado, where she runs H+W HQ West. Find her on Instagram at @skrosenthal.