Welter by Hunter Hammersen


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August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
175 - 225 yards (160 - 206 m)
Written in three sizes and three gauges to fit most anyone. Circumference at the widest point ranges from 29 to 44 inches, with lots of options in between.
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

In July of 2022, I took down all my patterns. A tiny handful are destined to return, most are not.

I’m still releasing new patterns (along with other fun projects). I just want to focus my time and energy on making new things rather than on maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of older patterns. But there are lots of new things planned, and I’m excited to share them with you!

If you want to follow along with what comes next or read a little more about why I made this change (and the nifty things that happened along the way), you can do that here.

And don’t worry, if you had the pattern in your ravelry library before it went away, it will still be there. It’s always a good idea to keep backups on your own computer (websites don’t last forever), but nothing I can do can take anything out of your library (and I wouldn’t even if I could). Taking the patterns down just means no on else can buy them.

Welter verb
- to rise and fall or toss about in or with waves

You know those magic patterns? The ones that are easy (and fun!) to knit but look unreasonably impressive? The ones you can whip out in a weekend? The ones that use up those gorgeous single skeins of special yarn you couldn’t resist but didn’t have a plan for? The ones that suit (and fit!) most everyone and so make perfect gifts? Yeah, this is one of those patterns!

It uses lovely big cables to create a beautiful fabric. There is some clever shaping hidden away in the cables to make the cowl taper at the top (it’s a fun technique to learn, and I promise it isn’t hard).

It’s pretty much perfect, I suspect you’ll end up making more than one!

It’s written for three sizes (132,144, & 156 stitch cast on) and three gauges (3.5, 4, and 4.5 stitches per inch) so you can use lots of different yarns and make a wide range of sizes.

This is perfect for you if:

  • Your have a beautiful skein of soft, worsted weight yarn hanging out in your stash looking for the perfect project
  • You want to whip out a cowl in a weekend
  • You’re as helpless to resist cables as I am

It’s not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)