This Islamic geometry pattern was inspired by the stunning mosaic of the Alhambra, in Spain. I adore the intricacy and mathematical precision of Islamic art and had great fun reimagining it in fair isle.
A special cap for thinking … I’m thinking of peace, of reasoning and reasonable-ness, of rational Judaism and a just and lasting peace in Israel & Palestine. Whether you call it a kippah or yarmulke, kufi, or skullcap, wearing it just might bring greater understanding into your life.
The idea for this hat and mitts set originated in the work of William Morris (1834-1896). As an artist and medievalist who influenced the Arts and Crafts movement and writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien, his textile designs have a lot to offer up as inspiration. I wanted to evoke the dense botanical look of his work in a simplified format, and with only 21 stitches to work with across the back of the hand for the smallest size, my canvas was pretty small. To add textural richness to the vine…
Midvinter is the Swedish word for Midwinter. This hat is inspired by Scandinavian knitting traditions and snowy winter nights.Using sport weight will give you a hat for small to medium size adult heads. For larger heads, use a DK yarn (the quantities are the same).
A couple of years ago I bought a childs beret from the saleroom which had a similar motif to this and since then I have always wanted to design a hat which uses the pleasing repetitiveness of an all-over pattern that simply grows into the crown decreases. The colours subtly shade with a bright middle row and the two colourways show how different a pattern appears on a light or dark background.
Light and downy, vibrant and classic, the Purl Soho Reversible Hat takes full advantage of the soft ephemerality of Purl Soho’s Line Weight merino. Where one layer might not block a bitter chill, two are just right!