Sep 262011

Ruckle | The Knitting Vortex

A soft and highly textured hat, Ruckle features a hemmed brim and three dimensional
allover tucks. The ruckles are fun to knit and fanciful to wear, and add an original flair to any outfit. For a fun and matched set, look for the companion Ruckle Hat and Mitts.

Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing,
knitting in the round; this pattern includes written instructions, as well as a photo and video tutorial for the tuck stitch.
Size: S (M, L) to fit approximately 20.5 (22.5, 24.5)” head circumference; 18.5 (21.25, 24)” circumference, 7.25 (8.5, 9.5)” depth, unstretched.
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 210 yards/100g); 1 skein. Size M shown in Paris Night.
Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) dpns or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Spare US 8 32” circular needle, for hemming brim; Stitch markers (10); Yarn needle; Smooth cotton yarn for provisional CO.
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, after gentle blocking.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern. 

Ruckle front view | The Knitting Vortex  Ruckle and Ruckowl | The Knitting Vortex  Ruckle back | The Knitting Vortex


  2 Responses to “Ruckle”

  1. I love this pattern, and would like to purchase it. Do I need to order the entire collection on Knit Circus to get it or can I buy the pattern by itself?

    • Hi Joanne; I’m glad you like it – it’s a fun knit. While the Fall 2011 issue of Knitcircus is live, the pattern must be purchased as part of the entire collection. Once the issue is archived (which I believe will be in mid-November), then Ruckle will be available individually in the Knitcircus pattern store online, and also in my Ravelry pattern store.