Saddle Pattern


Have you made this pattern?
Share with the Craftsy community.

Knitting: Saddle
rollover image to zoom

Saddle Pattern

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting flat
  • ribbing
  • I-cord

Pattern Description:

Inspired by an 1870's counterpane pattern, this nearly-circular shawlette combines tailored details with a feminine sensibility. Rise to the challenge of the initial cast-on and you'll be rewarded with an easy decreasing rib pattern that simultaneously eliminates stitches and the need for seaming. The interplay of delicate eyelets and bold angular ribbed decreases add drama to the clean lines of this go-anywhere piece.


6.5 sts/in and 6.25 rows/in = 26 sts/4" and 25 rows/4" in Rib
9 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 36 sts/4" and 32 rows/4" in Cable Rib on size 2(2.75mm) ndls for neck trim

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One Size
  • Finished Bottom Edge 67.25"
  • Finished Back Length 7"


  • Kiwi 2-ply from Zealana, 30% merino, 30% possum, 40% cotton, 40g/218 yds (198m): 2 balls
  • size 3(3.25mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge
  • size 2(2.75mm) circular ndls
  • 2 size 2(2.75mm) dpns

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • locking pin or open markers
  • tapestry needle
  • button or other closure (optional)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kiwi 2-ply from Zealana, 30% merino, 30% possum, 40% cotton, 40g/218 yds (198m)


Winter Green

About Designer

About Designer

Jill Wolcott on

I am a fashion designer who designs hand knits. I love hand knits because we create both the fabric and the shape. My designs reflect my intense interest in fashion, with a keen eye to design and technique.

Jill Wolcott Knits® patterns are very complete--I strive to create a complete and clear guide to a completed project and leave little room for interpretation. When a pattern ...

Read More »

Other popular patterns:

Lucky No 7 infinity loop

Lucky No 7 infinity loop

Lacy Grey Cowl

Lacy Grey Cowl

Ruffled & Ruched Scarf

Ruffled & Ruched Scarf