The bluff at Cape Meares rises high above the crashing ocean, birds circling and diving in the mist. If you visit, you’ll find a late 19th century lighthouse, still sending signals to ships at sea, and Oregon’s largest Sitka Spruce, the Octopus Tree. This is a quintessential Oregon Coast place, a little wild, rocky, and totally breathtaking.
No wonder it inspired Mer Steven’s latest colorwork hat pattern. The Cape Meares Hat combines a timeless geometric pattern with tiny stripes, echoing wings and stria along the cliffs. It’s a perfect first venture into stranded knitting for the beginner, and relaxing way to play with your favorite colors. A quick knit in fingering or worsted weight, it would make a perfect gift to keep the wind off beloved ears.
To celebrate this great Oregonian pattern, we’re having a Knit-A-Long! Join us on our Ravelry forum and share your project. The KAL runs through November 30, and we’ll be randomly awarding prizes to three lucky participants.
We’ve put together kits for the Cape Meares Hat in 9 beautifully balanced colorways in Knitted Wit Superwash Merino Worsted or Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. Each kit contains a code for a free download of the pattern, 1 ball of a main color, and 6 adorable mini skeins to contrast.
Or, peruse our selection of Gobstoppers, Gumballs, and Unicorn Tails to find your own distinct palette.
Mer is teaching a class on the Cape Meare’s Hat Saturday, October 3, from 2-4pm. If you love the look of fairisle, but not had the nerve to try stranded knitting, this is the perfect class to start you off with confidence. Sign up today online, by phone (503 922 1150), or stop by Twisted. We’d love to help you pick out your colors!
We always have super classes on the schedule at Twisted!
Intro to Circular Knitting – Basic Hat
Make an Old Faithful hat in this class – perfect for newer knitters.
Thursday, October 1 & 8; from 5:30-7:30pm
It’s All About the Gauge!
Make swatching fun with this insightful class.
Monday, October 5, from 5:30-7:30.
Toe-Up Socks with a Gusset Heel on Two Circular Needles
My personal favorite way to make great fitting socks.
Tuesdays, October 13, 20, & 27, from 5:30-7:30.
Advanced Beginner Rigid Heddle Weaving
Take texture and color to the next level.
Saturday, October 10, from 10:30am-1:30pm.