Opus Spicatum

Opus Spicatum is a new free pattern is up on the Kelbourne Woolens Free Patterns page!

Both Courtney and I have very strong backgrounds in weaving and I have always been intrigued by knitting stitches that resemble woven fabric.  One of these stitches is the many permutations of the herringbone fair isle pattern.

I modified the pattern a bit to enable integrated decreases at the crown and used just one skein each of two colors of Road to China in the WW to create a luxurious, warm, incredibly soft, yet totally affordable hat for the winter.

It is designed to be a slightly slouchy beret, but I could just as easily see eliminating some of the increases and making a more fitted hat.