George Hat and Scarf
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, 1 of each colour, scarf takes 6 balls, 3 of each colour)
Hat knitted on 6 mm and 7 mm needles
scarf knitted on 7.5 mm needles
Tension: 12.5 sts and 21 rows to 10cm square over Basketweave pattern using 7mm needles