Jacob's Well by Martha Wissing

Jacob's Well

February 2024
all 3 are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern St
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Circumference 19(21)" /48(53) cm
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Beginner friendly colorwork - Slip stitches are so much fun!

For this pattern you’re changing colors every round and either knitting, purling or slipping a stitch. The stitch count for the DK and worsted weight versions are the same. The achieved gauge determines the size of the hat.

This is a great stash buster pattern as you’ll need just 75 - 85 yds of each of three colors of yarn. Or make it scrappy and use up those leftover odds and ends!

Finished Measurements
Circumference 19(21)“ /48(53) cm
Length – 8.5(9.5)” /21.6(24.1) cm

DK version
Approximately 75 yds / 30 g each of 3 colors of DK weight yarn, light (C), Medium (B), Dark (A)
Sample used three colors of EWE 2 YARN, MELLOW DK

Worsted version
Approximately 85 yds / 40 g each of 2 colors of Worsted weight yarn, Medium (B), Dark (A)
Approximately 140 yds / 15 g of Lace weight mohair/silk blend held double, light (C),
Sample used Malabrigo Rios, North Light Fibers Atlantic and Rowan Kidsilk Haze (held double)

16” Length circular knitting needle, size 7 (4.5 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Set double-pointed needles (dpns), size 7 (4.5 mm)
Stitch marker

DK version
23 sts = 4” /10 cm; 50 rnds = 4” /10 cm in pattern stitch

Worsted version
21 sts = 4” /10 cm; 48 rnds = 4” /10 cm in pattern stitch


Jacob’s Well is a perennial karstic spring in the Texas Hill Country flowing from the bed of Cypress Creek, located northwest of Wimberley, Texas.