Slow Knitting: Sheep Sorrel Hat and Mitts Pattern
By Hannah Thiessen
Presenting: the Sheep Sorrel Hat and Mitts. This pattern, by Pam Allen, is an excerpt from Slow Knitting: A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch by Hannah Thiessen.
A lovely exercise in knit and purl, with a sweet mini-cable in the mix.
Download and enjoy, and check out the book for more elemental, heirloom knits, in yarns that are sourced and made with care.
We’ve been waiting for this one for a long time, and are thrilled that Hannah Thiessen’s book, Slow Knitting: A Journey from Sheep to Skein to Stitch, is out in the world at last.
While knitters already devote deep thought to the materials and means of making things, Slow Knitting follows this impulse to a new, somehow more peaceful place.
With our thanks to the publisher, Abrams, we offer this exclusive pattern excerpt from Slow Knitting, Pam Allen’s Sheep Sorrel hat and mitts set.
Ridges of garter stitch and simple cables—reminiscent of Guernsey patterning—make these pieces both beginner-friendly and able to hold an experienced knitter’s attention. The designer’s yarn of choice is Quince & Co. Owl, a worsted-weight blend of alpaca and wool.
The textured stitches let the yarn shine, and yield up practical gifts that would be welcomed by a lucky recipient of any age or gender. (But remember our rule for any mitts pattern: the first pair is for the knitter.)
Download, cast on, and enjoy!