Katie's Kep by Wilma Malcolmson

Katie's Kep

by Wilma Malcolmson
Knitting
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
766 yards (700 m)
approx. 56 cm circumference/20 cm height
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This pattern is available for free.

Katie’s Kep is named after my mother Katie, who taught me these patterns when I was a peerie lass because they were her favourites. She belonged to that large group of professional knitters, without whom our Shetland colour work and lace heritage might not have been as alive and vibrant as it is today. This is my tribute to all the known and unknown designer artists of Shetland throughout the centuries.

Size
One size, to fit a medium size adult head, approx 56cm circumference
Finished circumference: 56cm
Length: 20cm from crown to brim

Techniques
Knitting in the round, increasing, decreasing, stranded colourwork