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from Winged Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Idlewood

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Stockinette Stitch, worked top down in the round

Pattern Description:

Idlewood is a top down, short sleeve, tunic with a huge cowl that may be worn as a hood. It is knit in one piece from the edge of the cowl down to the bottom hem and optional patch pockets are added.
I wanted something to wear to Rhinebeck (Yay!) that I wouldn't be too warm in during the afternoon sun and that would fit comfortably under a jacket in the evening. And of course, it had to have a hood and pockets!

Maine Organic from Green Mountain Spinnery is listed as worsted weight, but I knit this at 3.75 sts per inch and just love the fabric. Wonderfully Wooly from GMS is the perfect substitute if you would like a more colorful option. Both these yarns are spun the same and will look and drape the same at the same gauge, and are very rustic wooly yarns, which I LOVE. If you are looking for a soft wool option, Osprey from Quince and Co is perfect and amazing and super soft.

Maine Organic by Green Mountain Spinnery (100% Organic Wool; 4 oz = approx 250 yards)
4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) hanks Natural Dark
Approx yards needed- 850 (1000, 1060, 1120, 1190, 1260, 1330) yards

Sample shown with 1" negative ease.


15 sts and 20 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch


  • Size US 10 needles
  • Approx yards needed- 850 (1000, 1060, 1120, 1190, 1260, 1330) yards

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • large stitch holders or waste yarn

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