Homage to the Square

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Homage to the Square Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Read Chart. Basic colorwork

Pattern Description:

I designed this stranded colorwork pattern in honor of German-born, American artist Josef Albers (1888-1976). Albers is probably most well-known for his series of oil paintings on Masonite entitled Homage to the Square. The hat, like Albers' paintings, features colorful, nested squares that virtually pop out at you.

Because this is knitted with three strands of wool per round, it works up into an extra cushy, warm fabric. The pattern features short repeats, so the chart is easy to follow. And, because it's knit in the round, it employs only the knit stitch. No purls. Nothing fancy-schmancy. The beauty is created simply, and nearly exclusively, through use of color. It's so much fun to knit and watch the squares appear as you go!


30 stitches/ 21 rounds = 4" in stockinette stitch using #4 circular needle


  • 1 ball each of KnitPicks Palette: Celestial, Limeade Heather, and Cyan. One 16" #4 circular needle, four #4 DPNs or size needed to obtain gauge), stitch marker, and tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

KnitPicks Palette

About Designer

About Designer

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I am Deborah. I am fortunate to be able to spend my days doing the things I love most in life: knitting, sewing, designing, cooking, baking, reading and writing. I am trying to learn, with an open mind, as much as I can from this life without having to repeat my mistakes or the mistakes of my parents.

Some people see a gorgeous sunset and photograph it. Others paint it. I knit it. Fiber and ...

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