Morehouse Mini 2-ply skeins are 135 yards, just enough for your favorite embellishment!
Each year, the Shetland Wool Week selects a patron to design a pattern just for them.
This year, Wilma Malcolmson designed Katie’s Kep. It’s named after her mother – she comes from a long line of Shetland fair isle knitters! In fact, her granddaughter, Teri, teaches some pretty great classes too. Check out Wilma’s web site at shetlanddesigner.co.uk/ and Terri’s web site: terrilaura.co.uk.
Knit in two to 6 colorways of sport or fingering yarn, you’re sure to find a way to make your Katie’s Kep your own.
Though the 2020 Shetland Wool Week has been cancelled due to COVID-19, you can still download the pattern for free. If you’d consider making a donation to the Shetland Amenity Trust (the group that runs Wool Week), they’ll be back better than ever next year! Click here to visit the pattern page and download your copy.
Shown is our Katie’s Kep, knit in 2 colors of Morehouse Merino 2-ply: a solid background color and a variegated foreground color. That means only 4 ends to weave in! The color variation is subtle and beautiful, and you eliminate the worries about color placement.
Get your pattern from Shetland Wool Week and pick out your yarn below. The kit price is just the price of the yarn, which ultimately depends on which you pick (a handpaint, a variegated, or a mini skein).
Our samples are shown in Natural Soft white as the background color, with Elderberry, Seacoast, and Beaujolais as the foreground colors.
This project is featured as a Knitalong in the Morehouse Merino Flock and casts on July 10, 2020.
We’ll learn or practice
– Fair Isle in 2 colors
– converting a multi-color chart to black and white
– Mock ribbing
– double decreases (don’t worry, they are a lot easier than they sound!)
Classy by day or night, from the city out to the East End.
Size: Adult Small, Medium, and Large
Yarn: 8 (10, 10) skeins of Morehouse Merino 2-ply; choose 2 colors!
Needles: US #11 or size to obtain gauge
Our samples is shown in natural soft white/brown heather, natural soft white, or beaujolais and quail.
Our variegated colorways are gorgeous in the skein, even prettier when wound, and absolutely stunning when knit. Here’s a sample of what each looks like. Please keep in mind that every device has different color settings, so while we’ve tried to represent the colors as accurately as possible, technology isn’t perfect! Click on a picture […]
One very long worm munching its way through a row of apples.
Size: 50″ long measured from the tip of the worm’s tail to the head
Yarn: 2 skeins of Morehouse Merino 2-ply, one in a solid color and one in a variegated color
Needles: Double-pointed #4 or #5
Our wormy apple scarf is shown in beaujolais with geranium apples, or beaujolais with chartreuse apples.
A hat and scarf in one, with shaping for a perfect fit. Easily knit in one evening!
Size: adult or child
Yarn: 1 skein of variegted Morehouse Merino Bulky
Needles: set of double-pointed #11 or #13
Our Hoody is shown here in beaujolais and fantasea.
Variegated Bulky Merino teams up with sport weight Merino in a solid color for a uniquely textured set of winter accessories.
Yarn: 1 skein of Morehouse Merino Bulky and 1 skein of Morehouse Merino 2-ply
- double-pointed #3 or #4 for borders on hat and mittens
- double-pointed #10 1/2 for body of hat
- double-pointed #9 for mittens
Our Abela Hat and Mittens are shown in parliament with blue grey.
Other great combinations shown: harvest with chestnut, rusty pink with plum, and beaujolais with bark – or make your own!
Knit along with us!
This project is featured in our Facebook Knitalong Group beginning December 1st. Get your kit and click here to join!