February 01 2016 – Holly
I think every knitter can agree, there are few things better than a one skein project! Not only are they quick to knit up, they're a great way to use up the odd skein you have lying around. Or, in this case, gives you the excuse to indulge in a luxurious skein of 100% Baby Alpaca. The Enfolded Collar
is a new free pattern which uses just one skein of the buttery soft Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Great
, and features a lovely pleated detail with 3 buttons. A simple and stylish accessory that will be a pleasure to knit and wear, thanks to the softness of Baby Alpaca, and the large gauge. This design would also make a great gift, that will knit up quickly, using just a small amount of chunky yarn.
Pleating may be a detail you've not yet come across in knitting, but it's very easily done, no matter your skill level. Detailed instructions and a diagram are included in the pattern
, along with a link to a video that demonstrates the technique. You'll find pleating is so easy, it might be something you'll want to add to projects in the future. In the Enfolded Collar, it's just enough visual detail for a small project, keeping things interesting while using up just a single skein of yarn. Beginning with a provisional cast on, and working from the centre outwards means both pleats will be identical, worked exactly the same way and perfectly matched.
If you've collected any buttons you're looking to use, this collar is your chance to showcase them. Just three are needed, recommended sizes being between 2 â€“ 2.5 cm. If you're in need of buttons, check out our selection in the shop, where you're sure to pair them perfectly with any one of the beautiful Herriot Great jewel tones and classic neutrals. Pop by and try on our sample, you'll be desperate to knit up your own after you feel just how soft the Herriot Great
What is your favourite one-skein project? Have you had the pleasure of knitting with the Baby Alpaca Herriot range from Juniper Moon?