I’m very pleased to announce, after far too long, my newest pattern: Cadha!
Cadha is a Fair Isle toque, knit from the bottom up in the round. The lighter weight yarn creates a delicate stitch pattern, while still retaining warmth due to the stranded construction. A quick knit, Cadha is easily worked in a weekend making it a fun, fast project for yourself, or for somebody you love.
I really had a blast designing this toque, and I’m so happy to be sharing it with you. I wanted to create something fun and bold, while also being light and feminine. I really love Fair Isle knitting, and especially in my climate the double layer of yarn adds just that extra bit of warmth that we so desperately need here in Alberta winters.
What I like best about Cadha is that it uses so little yarn – only about 100 yds of the main colour and 70 – 90 yds of the contrasting colour. It’s excellent for those half skeins we all have laying around from other projects. It’s also a great pattern for handspinners, you can mix and match your yarns, and use up stash that you spun but didn’t quite have the yardage for a bigger project. And, best of all, it knits up easily in a weekend, so you can pump them out for holiday gifts for loved ones.