Shepherd’s Hill Trio


This charming design was created in collaboration with Shepherd’s Hill Farm to celebrate sourcing local fibre. The delightful set includes a deep cowl, beanie and fingerless gloves with an undulating design made up of lace and cables. It uses Shepherd’s Hill Farm sock yarn.

This textured stitch is easy to do, but challenging enough to keep your interest. An optional crocheted (or embroidered) detail is worked around the edges in a contrasting colour.

This trio is knit with a fingering weight yarn. The entire set can be done with two skeins of yarn from Shepherd’s Hill Farm. The cowl and gloves have two sizes, the hat has one size and there are no visible seams.

Skill Level:

Skills: knit, purl, crossovers, lacework

Cowl = shallow, deep (shown in deep)
Gloves = adult small, medium (shown in small)
Hat = one size (adult small, 56 cm head)

Finished Measurements:
Cowl = 28 cm wide and 34 cm tall lying flat after blocking
Gloves = 9 cm wide across cuff and 15 cm long lying flat after blocking (size small)
Hat = 20 cm wide and 20 cm tall lying flat after blocking

approx 32 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm in patt stitch on 3.5 mm after blocking

Yarn: fingering weight lambs wool-kid mohair blend

Suggested Brand:
2 skeins Shepherd’s Hill 3-ply sock yarn
85% lambs wool, 15% kid mohair
400 m per 110 g
shown in colours Bronze and Nicholas Red

Notes on yardage:

With two skeins you are able to make all three projects in any size. With one skein, you can make the deep cowl OR the hat and gloves OR the shallow cowl and either the hat or the gloves.

Cowl = 52 g/1.8 oz, 200 m/218 yds (shallow); 104 g/3.6 oz, 400 m/438 yds (deep)
Gloves = 33 g/1.1 oz, 127 m/139 yds (small)
Hat = 51 g/1.8 oz, 196 m/215 yds

3.5 mm 40 cm or 50 cm circs (for cowl)
3.5 mm dpns (for gloves and hat)
3 mm 40 cm circs (for hat)
3.5 mm 40 cm circs (for hat)
or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials: 2 mm crochet hook; stitch markers; cable needle; stitch holder