This kit features a hat, mittens and neckwarmer pattern, it is a
replica of a set J&S employee and knitter Sandra
Manson gifted Dr Alexander Kumar. Jamieson & Smith is proud to have had
these wool garments accompany Dr Alexander Kumar during his 2012 stay at
Concordia Station, an Antarctic research station. Alex spent nine months at the
station, enduring temperatures as cold as –91°C!
is reversible, to suit your mood and give extra cosiness. Make the Fair Isle
pattern side first, then you turn the hat inside out and make a lining for the
hat. You can knit the lining all in one shade, or use up all your bits of spare
wool making stripes. The hat is knitted in the round and an optional bobble can
be added on one or both sides. If you decide to have a bobble on both sides,
don’t make it too big or your hat won’t sit nicely on your head.
neckwarmer is knitted in the round using the Fair Isle technique. Pattern
rounds use two shades of yarn, and the shade not in use should be stranded
loosely at the WS of the work, taking care not to pull too tight and pucker the
The mittens are knitted in the round from cuffs to fingertips. The
thumb is added using the ‘afterthought’ method.
This kit contains the Yarn and Pattern to knit the Hat, Mittens
and Neck warmer, it is made in the world renowned 2ply Jumper Weight.
You Will Also Need:
(UK 13-12/US 1-2) circular needles or DPNs3mm (UK 11/US 2-3) circular needles
Tapestry needleStitch holderLength of waste yarn in contrasting
colourPom pom maker or 2 pieces of cardboard
average adult head circumference: 50-55cm/19.5-21.5inActual circumference,
average adultActual neckwarmer circumference: 63cm/25inHeight: 26cm/10in
adult hand circumference: 18-23cm/7-9in. Actual hand circumference: 23cm/9in
28 sts and 28 rows = 10cm/4in over Fair Isle pattern using 3mm