Elle-Gator Neckwarmer / Hat – Beginner Knitting Kit Colour Options:
Pattern Level: Beginner – Learn to Knit
Estimated Knit Time: Under 4 hours
Wool: Sumptuous; blend of NZ Alpaca and NZ Polwarth Wool
Needles: 5mm, knit on circulars with 60cm cable
Skills: Knit, cast on, cast off, a little sewing up
Pattern by: Michelle Joy (Stewart), written in a less traditional style to be less technical and give the crafter room to adjust the fit and style
This pattern was designed to be an easy and practical step into knitting, check in our helpful resources in the blog.
Elle-Gator is a knitted rectangle where you then seam up the back to make a neck warmer, made by knitting every stitch. You have the option then to add a thread around the top that can be pulled closed to form a hat – or even left a little bit open to pop out your ponytail!
Why Learn to Knit?
We know that what is going on in our world and in our communities is not easy at the moment – especially for those who are facing long stretches of isolation and uncertainty. But we also know that there is a simple and comforting way to turn the unexpected time at home into a wonderful opportunity to knit, become creatively active and bring some focus and calm to your day. So we encourage you to pick-up sticks again, to teach your family, and to learn yourself if you haven’t yet had the chance.
We encourage you to stay home, stay calm and stay healthy. We hope where possible you can use your time for good, perhaps less digital and more mindful. Focus on healthy, engaging activities and learnings … and we wish you all the best during this stressful time.
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