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The Switchback Beanie is a simple, textured, reversible beanie knit with natural wool from Bovidae Farms located in Mars Hill, NC. Jim and Rose have been caring for sheep on their mountain farm since 1990. The yarn produced from their sheep is dense and supple, filled with natural lanolin oils for soft wool and soft hands. You can read more about their sheep-filled paradise on my blog post.
Switchback is constructed from the bottom-up in one piece. It features a very simple textured design which can be seen on both the right side and wrong side of the hat.
One size fits most
20” - 51cm around (stretches to fit up to 26” - 66cm)
9” - 23cm tall
Bovidae Farms Worsted
2ply Worsted Weight
1 skein Light Sheep Gray
US 4 - 3.5mm circular needle 16” or longer
US 5 - 3.75mm circular needle 16” or longer
US 5 - 3.75mm DPNS (optional)
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
16sts x 28 rows = 4” /10cm using US 5 - 3.75mm over main pattern stitch
Celebrating the fiber farms, mills and dyers of the Appalachian region. With a focus on beautiful and practical knits, Jennifer Sadler and Christina Danaee bring you a collection of designs made with yarns produced in the fiber rich region of Appalachia.