Greetings, friends! This week, we are taking you on a whirlwind tour of the clever projects Cecelia Campochiaro designed for MDK Field Guide No. 19: Marls. Today: the Striped Marl Hat.
If you’re new to marling, come on through: this project is your E-Z pass to a new technique. It’s also a snappy hat that someone in your life will claim before it’s even off the needles.
Meet the Striped Marl Hat by Cecelia Campochiaro: two skeins of Woolfolk’s luxurious Tynd add up to 3 different colors: two are solid and one is stylishly bespeckled.
Two strands of Tynd, knit to a firm gauge, make for a suave, dense fabric that photographs don’t quite convey.
Fold the brim for a beanie look, or leave the brim in a single layer, for a slouchier fit.
And not for nothing, but this little project is begging to be knit in multiples. And where there are multiples, there are leftovers, and where there are leftovers, there are opportunities for even more marl-mixing.
Tynd is a newcomer to the MDK Shop. Based on Cecelia’s rave reviews, we brought in Tynd for the Striped Marl Hat and also for a mysterious project called the Swarf—which we’ll talk about later. Tynd is a dreamboat of a yarn: pure merino, of such a high micron count that it could be mistaken for cashmere. It’s a yarn with a storied pedigree—read all about it here.
Knitting is believing! If Tynd is new to you, the Striped Marl Hat is a great test-drive for two skeins.