Erin Gates of Lizzy Knits reached out to me and wondered if we might do some collaborating … so we did! She sent me some of her wonderful knitting patterns, and I sent her some of our alpaca yarn. We both agreed to promote each other and Erin has quite a following, so that is super exciting, and I am happy to team up with another small business owner! The first pattern I knit was Erin’s Tidal Beanie. I used our bulky weight Snuggle Yarn in the color Tan Heather, one skein will do it. I am very new to knitting cables and must say I’m a little less awkward than I was at first. I love the dimension and texture that cables add to a project. Of course, an Alpaca Pom Pom was the finishing touch!
I do a small amount of affiliate marketing, and there are several links in this post that lead to products that we don’t sell at Alpaca Meadows, but we do receive a small percentage of the sale should you purchase those items. Every little bit helps pay the bills, so thank you in advance!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
92 Yards of Snuggle Yarn (or other bulky weight yarn)
US 9 (5.5mm) 16” Circular Needles
US 11 (8.0mm) 16” Circular Needles
US 11 (8.0mm) Double Pointed Needles
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
These are the skills and stitches you’ll need for this project. Clicking the links will take you to a tutorial, should you need help.
Erin knit the Tidal Beanie in the color Rosey (pictured above), such a fun color! I have started a second hat for a friend using the color Happy!! Don’t you just love yarn names? Finished measurements of this hat are 9” tall with a 18” circumference.
These are all the current Snuggle Yarn colors. To purchase, click here.
For the Tidal Beanie pattern, click here.
Here’s Erin, isn’t she a cutie! She’s a young mother of three, knitter, and knitting designer, living near Chicago, Illinois. So nice to put a face with a name, and a pattern! Eventually I’ll get Erin’s patterns listed on our website and available for sale in our Farm Store.
To purchase a finished Tidal Beanie hat, either in this color, or the color of your choice, click here.
Need more help learning to knit cables? Check out this online class: