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We both learned to knit as kids from our grandmothers, and we just never stopped! Although we own a yarn company, and knitting is our main passion, we both sew, cook, crochet, needlepoint, and draw.

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Opus Spicatum

from The Fibre Company + Kelbourne Woolens
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Opus Spicatum
Opus Spicatum
Opus Spicatum
Opus Spicatum
Opus Spicatum

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round on both circular and double pointed needles
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Two color Fair Isle knitting
  • Following a chart and understanding the symbols within

Pattern Description:

Named after decorative masonry construction from Roman times, Opus Spicatum is a two-color Fair Isle beret knit using just 1 skein each of two colors of Road to China Worsted. An easy to memorize pattern paired with integrated color work decreases at the crown, it is sure to be a luxurious and enjoyable knit.


19 sts and 23 rows = 4" in Herringbone Pattern on US Size 5.5 mm needles after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 9.75" dia at widest point, 8.5" from CO to i-cord, 19" brim circ.


  • The Fibre Company Road to China Worsted 65% Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Camel + 10% Cashmere. 69 yds/ 50 gms per skein. Sapphine (MC): 1 skein, Blue Tourmaline (CC): 1 skein.

You Will Also Need:

  • 1- 16" 5.5 mm (US 9) circular needle
  • 1 set 5.5 mm ( US 9) double pointed needles
  • 1- 19" 4.00mm (US 6) circular needle

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