George Hat & Scarf Knitting Kit
George is a great project for developing skills in novice knitters because the basket weave pattern introduces use of the purl stitch and gives a good understanding of the right and wrong side of the work. There is no shaping involved, but the construction of the hat still looks very accomplished! The lovely tweed effect is achieved by knitting with two strands of different colour yarn. The colours in the photo are Alpaca Dawn and Alpaca Light, but any combination of Purl Alpaca’s natural colours will give a great result.
George is a really fast project for those with more experience!
Photographed in the colours Alpaca Dawn and Alpaca Light
Knitted in Purl Alpaca Designs 100% pure alpaca Fine yarn
Skill level: all
One size (Hat takes 2 balls, scarf takes 6 balls)
Hat knitted on 6 mm and 7 mm needles (not supplied)
scarf knitted on 7.5 mm needles (not supplied)
Tension: 12.5 sts and 21 rows to 10cm square over Basketweave pattern using 7mm needles
The Kit includes pattern, yarn, postcard biography and image of the alpaca the design is named after, care instructions and a recycled brown paper gift bag with rope handles. It is packed in a clear plastic resealable bag which you can use for final garment storage.
Purl’s 100% pure alpaca yarn is not dyed, all the colours are completely natural and the fibre is sourced from local breeders.