I am so happy to kick off my first free knitting pattern blog series with an earwarmer design!! The pattern is part of the Hammond Knit Set pattern bundle which includes the knitting instructions for the matching hat, earwarmer and cowl.
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It is a beginner friendly design that uses any bulky weight yarn and a combination of three colors (one main and two contrasting). Although there is color work involved, you are only working with one color per round.
I used, and highly recommend, Lion Brand Hue + Me yarn which is available in 20 different colors. This makes it so much fun because the color combinations within this brand line are endless. Here, check this out! In the picture below, I used Spicy as the main color and Arrowwood + Blush as the contrast colors.
I hope you enjoy this free pattern. If you would like to purchase an ad free PDF copy of the pattern, it is available in all my shops - Etsy, Ravelry, and my website.
Want to skip the yarn sub process? This design is also available as a KIT (yarn + complimentary pattern) through Lion Brand Yarn.
Let's get started!
Lion Brand Hue + Me in 3 colors
34 yards of Main Color
9 yards of Contrast A
6 yards of Contrast B
6.5mm / US 10.5 in 16" circular knitting cord length.
Pompom maker (for optional yarn pompom)
4"x4" = 14sts x 18 rounds in stockinette
ABBREVIATIONS"/in - inches
PM - place marker
R - round
K - knit
P - purl
Sl - slip purl-wise with yarn in the back
st(s) - stitch(es)
*...* - repeat enclosed instructions
With your Main Color, cast on 56 sts
Join, PM at beginning of round and begin to work in the round being careful not to twist the stitches.
R1: K around to marker
R2 - R3: P around to marker.With Contrast Color A:
R4 - R5: *K3, sl 1* around to marker.With Main Color:
R6: K around to marker.
R7: P around to marker.With Contrast Color B:
R8 - R9: K1, *sl 1, K3* around to the last 3 sts, sl 1, K2.With Main Colour:
R10: K around to marker.
R11: P around to marker.
R12 - R19: Repeat rounds 4 to 11 one more time, ending on R19.With Contrast Color A:
R20 - R21: *K3, sl 1* around to marker.With Main Colour:
R22: K around to marker.
R23 - R24: P around to marker.
Bind off in K st loosely.
Tip: You can use 2 needle sizes larger to bind off.
What other Hue + Me colors would you use? See below for some inspo :)
If you do make the earwarmer, hat, or cowl, I would love to see and share your work. Please tag #hammondknitset and @laknitsapparel in your pictures so I am sure to see them.
You may sell your finished items but please do not sell or distribute this written pattern as your own.
Happy Knitting xo