Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 261 – Eyelet Swirl Hats in Liberty Wool Light

I love autumn. Although in the yarnie company I keep, such a declaration feels a lot like preaching to the choir, I can't help but get giddy when pumpkin lattes and handknit accessories rejoin my morning routine. My eagerness to don my woolens means I have to start light - thinner fabrics and airy lace patterns - to keep from overheating.

This week I present my Eyelet Swirl Hats in brand new Liberty Wool Light, which are already on heavy rotation in my not-quite-winter supply of handknits. Both hats start at the top with eyelet increases that continue to the ribbed brim. Knitting a hat from the top down is a nice change from the norm and the ever-changing colors of Liberty Wool Light keep the simple stitch interesting. It takes just one ball to make either hat, the perfect way to meet this new yarn.

Meg Myers

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(file size: 580 KB; published October 2, 2012)

The Yarn

Liberty Wool Light
100% Machine Washable Wool

Best-selling Liberty Wool was begging for a finer weight counterpart--its machine-washability and vibrant color changes lend themselves beautifully to shawls, scarves, socks and fine-gauge garments. Liberty Wool Light is an outstanding sport-weight version of the perennial favorite with the same washability and colorful stripes!

More New Designs in Liberty Wool Light

We are proud to introduce five new designs knit in Liberty Wool Light this season in the pattern collection with the same name, Liberty Wool Light, and also as individual PDF downloads. Look for Liberty Wool Light (the yarn and pattern booklet!) at your LYS or visit to buy the yarn, booklet or individual patterns.

Clockwise from the top right: Quadruffle is a garter stitch cowl with ruffles that can be worn as a single long ring or doubled for warmth; Sockulent, a pair of chevron-stitch socks, are worked form the top down; Cardiganism is a simple stockinette stitch cardigan worked from side to side; Triangaholic is a great beginner shawlette in a garter stitch and eyelet pattern; and reversible Zigzagatory is knit sideways with a zig-zag edge.

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