It occurred to us that it might be really useful to have an ECY way to browse patterns and projects made using specific yarns, for inspiration and ideas. It's one of those things where once you think of it it seems blatantly obvious 🙈🤣
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Hayton 4ply is a beautiful mix of smooth, bouncy merino, a little nylon to make it more hard wearing, and a dash of cashmere for the ultimate luxury. This three-fold yarn spun to a 4ply thickness knits with both bounce and drape in equal measure - using larger needles and a lacy pattern creates drape, whilst smaller needles and a closer stitch type creates a nice warm, cosy fabric. The mix of fibres combines the best of both worlds.
The first part of this blog post will give you patterns that specifically call for Hayton 4ply and the second part shows you our projects using this yarn. Do you have a project in Hayton 4ply that you would like us to include? Email us at email@example.com with an image and the pattern information and we will add it. This page will grow over time as more designs are released and more projects finished!
For designs released since 2018 you can find links to social media for the designers and publications on the Design Collaboration page HERE. Scroll down for a special section devoted to patterns by Liz Corke!
Picadilly by Justyna - Marigold and Red Kite
A crescent shaped shawl with picot stripes and a lace edging that’s simply stunning. This shawl uses three skeins, two of the main colour and one of the contrast colour. The finished shawl is 162cm (64in) wide x 60cm (24in) deep.
The Owl Cowl by Kay F Jones - Marigold plus 6 mini skeins
A simple and relaxing cowl to knit. The stripes allow you to play with colour and customise the project accordingly and the ribbing and eyelets add interest. Knit in the round on 16 inch circular needles using just knits, purls, yarn overs ad a double decrease, this is a good beginner project. The pattern is writted in a single size using one skein of fingering weight yarn as the main colour, and six 10g minis for your contrast sections. Alternatively you could use up bits of stash or other small quantities. It would also be easy to adjust the sizing to suit. This pattern is only available on Ravelry.
Quadratic by David O'Kelly - Steel with 4ply Yarnlings
A classic pattern from Mr ECY. A simple, squishy garter stitch shawl with plenty of scope for playing with colour. The stripes require only tiny quantities. There are instructions for a 4ply version and a DK version in the pattern. The 4ply version uses two skeins of the main colour with approximately 3g (12m / 13yds) of each contrast colour (five colours in total) to make a shawl of 140cm (55 in) wingspan x 63cm (25 in) depth, after blocking.
The DK version used five 50g balls of Whitfell DK (discontinued) for the main colour and one 50g ball for the contrast colour to make a shawl of 160cm (64 in) wingspan x 63cm (25 in) depth, after blocking.
First Blooms by Janina Kallio – Campanula (formerly Ice)
A light and airy one skein knit for fingering weight yarn. The allover eyelet pattern is fun and easy to knit, with no purling! The picot bind off adds a delicate detail to the border. This asymmetric triangle shawl is worked diagonally from one tip to the opposite edge making the size easy to modify by working the pattern repeat until you reach your desired size. Made using a single skein, the finished measurements after blocking are 152 cm / 60 in (width) x 72 cm / 28 in (depth).
Unicorn Trails Baby Cardigan by Sophie McKane – Stone with a lucky dip of five 4ply Yarnlings™
This seamless unisex cardigan is worked from the top down and features a contemporary stranded yoke, pockets and a contrast edging. It is recommended to work flat but you could also work in the round and steek before finishing. The pattern is written in six sizes ranging from 3 months to 3 years to fit chest sizes 41 - 55 cm (16 - 22”), designed to fit with 5-7cm (2-3”) positive ease. Yarn requirements range from 200-570 metres (220-620 yards) of the main colour plus small amounts of five contrast colours.
Field of Blooms by Michael Harrigan - Hayton 4ply in Cosmos Flowerbed and Nateby 4ply in Hedgerow
A triangle-shaped shawl using two hand-dyed fingering-weight yarns. The background is knit in Stockinette stitch in a variegated colorway and the foreground features eyelet lace flower patterns worked in a semi-solid colorway with sparkles. The pattern uses approximately half a skein of each yarn to make a shawl of size 54 x 21 inches (137 x 53.5 cm).
Momo by Yucca – Tide
Beautiful and densely cabled socks, worked toe-up with a heel flap. Directions are written for the magic loop method with circular needles. The cable patterns are charted only. Recommend choosing a needle size large enough to make the cables easy to work. The pattern is written in 3 sizes with foot circumferences ranging from 17.5-18.5 - 20-21.5 cm (7-7.5 - 8-8.5 inch) with recommended ease of approximately 0.5-2.5 cm (¼-1”) of negative ease. The size can also be adjusted by modifying the gauge. You will need to be able to use the following techniques: work in the round, Judy’s magic cast on (or Turkish CO), stockinette stitch, increase, decrease, Stretchy Bind-Off. This pattern is only available on Ravelry.
A simple garter stitch shawl which knits up to give a long, thin wrappable shape. A set of paired, central decreases give a mitered-style centre to make the most of contrasting stripes. It is deceptively small whilst knitting, but expands after a good blocking. There are two sizes in the pattern; the small size using 60g of the main colour and 5x10g mini skeins; the large size uses two 100g skeins of fingering weight yarn. The small size is 70" long and 12" wide/deep, the large size is 90” long and 18” wide.
PawPrints by Michael Harrigan - Briar Rose and Cosmos Flowerbed
PawPrints is a bandana / shawlette knit from the bottom point up, with increases worked at the edges of all right-side rows. The central panel and topline feature a traditional Shetland Cat’s Paw eyelet pattern. An optional, decorative tassel is attached to the bottom point after blocking. The shawl uses most of one skein of Hayton 4ply in Briar Rose and about 1/5 of a skein of Cosmos Flowerbed and is 40 x 20 inches (101.5 x 51cm) when finished.
My Garden Window by Michael Harrigan - Briar Rose and Cosmos Flowerbed
My Garden Window is knit from the bottom up, and features three stitch patterns: a foliage lace pattern in the solid color; a seed stitch pattern, worked in both the solid color and variegated colorway; and a lace wedges pattern worked in the variegated colorway. You need one skein of each colourway and the finished shawl is 56 in x 11 in (142 x 28 cm).
Diamond Chain Lace and Eyelets wrap - Hyssop and Robin Egg
A large triangular wrap. The center spine features a flat bottom edge as opposed to the point in a traditional triangle and the diamond chain lace is complemented by lines of eyelets radiating out to the edges of the shawl. It’s a relatively simple pattern to follow and with the color changes and stitch pattern changes it will keep your interest as well. One full skein of both colorways is required for the pattern. The finished shawl is 74 x 25 inches (188 x 63.5cm).
Mickleby by Louise Tilbrook - Seasonal Stash Box exclusive colourways
This cowl is ideal for showcasing a couple of special mini skeins. The cowl is knit in the round, and is designed to be reasonable snug and close fitting. Pretty slip stitches show off the contrast yarn and create a striking 3-colour design. All the fun of fair isle but only using 1 colour per row. In the size as written it uses just 50g main colour and 10g each of two contrasting colours - leaving plenty of yarn to make another one. The finished size is 40cm (16") tall by 29.5cm (11.5") wide.
Blackberry Kisses Shawl by Yarnia Designs – Stone with another 4ply yarn
The Blackberry Kisses shawl is a cosy crescent shaped shawl inspired by Autumn. It features sections of simple garter stitch, stripes and a cosy cabled border. Charts are included for the cable sections in addition to written line by line instructions. You need one skein of each colour and the finished shawl is: 67 inches (170cm) long, 19 inches (48cm) wide. This pattern is only available on Ravelry.
Autumn Fern Socks by Yarnia Designs - Red Kite
These cosy socks are written for cuff down construction, and feature engaging colorwork motifs of ferns and fronds wrapping themselves around the leg and foot. This pattern is written for one size but the width/circumference can be adjusted by using a different needle size. The cable texture provides a tighter fabric, and I found a better fit by using a needle one size larger than I usually would when knitting socks. Length is customisable. The sample used one 100g skein of the main colour and one 20g mini skein of the contrast colour.
Yokosima by Yucca - Twig and another 4ply yarn
Yokosima mitts are basic stripe mitts made using mohair yarn to simulate the ginger cat coat. The pattern is written in one size, 18.5 - 20 cm (7 1/2”- 8”), but is customisable by modifying gauge. The pattern uses 135 - 164 yards (123 - 150 m) in total. This pattern is only available on Ravelry.
Mushroom Wrap by Anni Howard - Harvest Gold
This lace and textured wrap is covered with cute button mushrooms and features rollback stocking stitch ends. Two skeins creates a wrap 25cm (10ins) wide and 150cm (59ins) long.
Mushroom Mitts by Anni Howard - Hyssop
These fingerless mitts start with a stocking stitch roll and end with twisted rib. They are knitted flat and the thumbs are worked from picked up stitches along the seamed edge. Lace and garter stitch form the cute mushrooms pattern. The mushroom pattern is stretchy and will fit hand 19 to 21cm (7½ to 8ins) round palm. You will need 137 yards (125 m).
Cirrostratus Shawl by Beth Michon – Apricot Tulip
Cirrostratus is a textured, light shawl. Two interchanging stitch patterns create interesting textured layers, holding interest from start to finish. It uses two skeins of yarn to create a shawl with wingspan 90 inches (228cm) and depth 15.5 inches (39cm).
Dandelion (Lady Mademoiselle) by Along avec Anna - Stonecrop
Lady Mademoiselle Dandelion is a cardigan with a bottom-up construction, and a delicate dandelion stitch on the body. The sleeves are knitted in the round in stockinette stitch, and are then attached to the body to knit the raglan decreases that will shape the neckline. The pattern is written for 11 sizes with finished bust measurements of 80 - 130cm to be knit with positive ease of 0 to 5 cm. You will need 1170 - 1969 yards (1070 - 1800 m).
Twisting Ivy by Jane Burns - Robin Egg
A simple cable works its way through an eyelet mesh. The short pattern repeat and alternate rest rows make the pattern quickly memorable. These cuff down, heel flap and gusset socks look best when knitted in any solid, semi solid or tonal colour 4ply sock yarn. The pattern has both charted and written instructions (including the cuffs). The stitch pattern has a great amount of stretch, so each size will fit a wide variety of feet whilst maintaining its pretty yet still leg hugging form. There are three sizes with finished foot circumferences of 19cm/7.5” to 24cm/9.5”.
No Room for Ravers by Jane Burns - Stone
Although this pattern features cables and beads, the seemingly complex patterning is achieved with a mere 8-row pattern repeat. The socks are knit from the cuff down, with a gusset and heel flap. The pattern is written in four sizes with finished foot circumference of 17.5cm/7” to 21.5cm/8.5”, to fit foot circumference 19.5cm/7.75” - 23.5cm/9.25”. Yarn requirements range from 273 - 355 yards (250 - 325 m).
Sitting in a Rainbow Socks by Jane Burns (Lazy Sunday Socks)
Simple, vanilla construction of the sock with a geometric eyelet pattern decorated with just 16 beads on each sock. There is a step-by-step guide in the pattern for the easy crochet hook beading method. There is plenty of stretch in this sock, so if you are between sizes, choose the smaller one, and you could make the cuff stretchier still by leaving the stitches untwisted. The pattern is written in six sizes with finished foot circumference ranging from 16.5cm/6.5” to 22.5cm/8.75” to fit foot circumference 18cm/7” to 24cm/9.5” and uses 273 - 355 yards (250 - 325 m) of yarn.
Byssus Cocoon by Bristol Ivy - Stone
A stylish cocoon shrug with eyelet details around the edging and sleeve join. The pattern is written in four sizes ranging from 32¼ - 39¾“ (82 - 101cm) back width, to fit bust size 30-36 to 48¾-54¾” (76-91.5 to 124-129 cm) and requires
1050 - 1460 yards (958 - 1334 meters) in fingering weight yarn.
Wastwater by Jo Allport - Tide
135cm (53.25in) wide. This pattern is only available on Ravelry and The Knitter Issue 142.
Patterns from Liz Corke
Goldmead by Liz Corke – Marigold
Goldmead are knitted in super stretchy twisted rib and feature a cable that travels across the hand, finishing at the base of the little finger. The little finger is also given its own finger, separate from the other three to prevent the mitts slipping down - if you prefer you can knit them straight up and keep the four fingers together. The pattern includes both charts for the cables and written instructions and is written for two sizes with hand circumference 14cm (5.5”) and 16.5cm (6.5”) designed to be worn with 4 - 5cm (1.5 - 2”) of negative ease. You will need 229m (250 yds) of yarn.
Sgaradh by Liz Corke – Ash
Sgaradh are knitted in super stretchy twisted rib and feature a cable that splits with each half travelling to the edge of the hand. The little finger is also given its own finger, separate from the other three to prevent the mitts slipping down - if you prefer you can knit them straight up and keep the four fingers together. The pattern includes both charts for the cables and written instructions. The mitts are 14 cm (5.5”) circumference to fit hands 16.5 cm (6.5”) to 20.5 cm (8.5”) in circumference and use 229m (250 yds) of yarn.
Cuibhrichte by Liz Corke - Red Kite
Cuibhrichte is a stocking stitch mitt with a drop stitch braid which circles the mitt from wrist to index finger, binding you with a soft chain. These mitts are a quick and easy knit. The pattern has fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast on called the Estonian cast-on for the bottom of the glove, and the backward loop cast-on, the Drop Stitch Braid and Chain Stitch used to join the two chains at the wrist. There are six sizes in the pattern ranging from 15 - 21.5cm (6 - 8.5 in) designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5 in) of negative ease. Yarn requirements range from 142 - 247m (155 - 270 yds).
Dealas by Liz Corke - Briar Rose
Dealas feature a diagonal textured pattern across the back of each hand. These mitts are a quick and easy knit. The pattern is fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast on called the Estonian cast-on for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. There are six sizes in the pattern ranging from 15 - 21.5 cm (6 - 8.5 inches), designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease. You will need 142 - 247m (155 - 270yds) of yarn.
Dromanach by Liz Corke - Woodland Strawberries
Dromanach is a simple fingerless mitts pattern with garter stitch detail up the outside of the hand and around the thumb. The pattern has fully written instructions and is written in six sizes ranging from 15 - 21.5 cm (6 - 8.5 inches). The mitts are designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease. You will need 135 - 220 m (145 - 240 yds) of yarn.
Lus Na Tùise by Liz Corke - Heliotrope
Lus Na Tùise feature a sweeping faux cable pattern and twisted rib gives the mitts a very snug and neat fit and will stretch to fit a wide range of hands. The pattern includes both charts for the cables and written instructions and is written for two sizes: 14cm (5.5”) or 16.5cm (6.5”) circumference designed to be worn with up to 6 cm (2.5”) of negative ease. You will need 210 (265) m (230 (290) yds) of yarn.
Lùbach by Liz Corke – Millpond
Lùbach features a twisting cable winding its way across the back of the hand like a slow flowing river. The pattern is fully written instructions and the cable pattern is also charted. There are six sizes ranging from 15 - 21.5 cm (6 - 8.5 inches), designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease. You will need 142 - 247m (155 - 270yds) of yarn.
Keechan by Liz Corke - Tide
Keechan is a simple but fun fingerless mitts pattern with a swirling lace pattern covering half of the back of the hand and wrapping around the edge to the palm. The pattern is fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast-on called the Estonian Cast-On for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. There are six sizes ranging from 15 - 21.5 cm (6 - 8.5 inches), designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease. You will need 135 - 220m (145 - 240yds) of yarn.
Uisge by Liz Corke - Lagoon
Uisge have a beautiful cascade of slipped stitch cables travelling from cuff to cuff up the outside of each hand. The pattern is fully written instructions, with charts for the cable and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast-on called the Estonian Cast-On for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. There are six sizes ranging from 15 - 21.5 cm (6 - 8.5 inches), designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease. You will need 135 - 220m (145 - 240yds) of yarn.
Teine by Liz Corke - Red Goosefoot
Teine is a simple but fun fingerless mitts pattern with a delicate lace flame pattern running up the outside of each hand. The pattern is fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast-on called the Estonian Cast-On for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. There are six sizes ranging from 15 - 21.5 cm (6 - 8.5 inches), designed to be worn with up to 0 - 1.25 cm (0 - 0.5”) of negative ease. You will need 135 - 220m (145 - 240yds) of yarn.
Adhar by Liz Corke - Whispering Grass
Adhar is a simple but fun fingerless mitts pattern with a delicate waving lace pattern running up the outside of each hand. The pattern is fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast-on called the Estonian Cast-On for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. There are six sizes ranging from 15 - 21.5 cm (6 - 8.5 inches), designed to be worn with up to 1.25 - 2.5 cm (0.5 - 1”) of negative ease. You will need 135 - 220m (145 - 240yds) of yarn.
Talamh by Liz Corke - Ivy
Talamh is a simple but fun fingerless mitts pattern with a braid pattern running up the outside of each hand. The pattern is fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast-on called the Estonian Cast-On for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. There are six sizes ranging from 15 - 21.5 cm (6 - 8.5 inches), designed to be worn with up to 1.25 - 2.5 cm (0.5 - 1”) of negative ease. You will need 135 - 220m (145 - 240yds) of yarn.
Tar-Sgàil Mitts by Liz Corke - Steel
The mitts feature textured ribbed columns running up the hand and around the thumb, giving beautiful texture while still being a simple and quick knit. The pattern is fully written instructions, with charts for the crossed pattern and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast-on called the Estonian Cast-On for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. There are six sizes ranging from 12.5 - 18.25 cm (5 - 7.25 inches), designed to be worn with up to 2.5 - 5 cm (1 - 2”) of negative ease. You will need 135 - 220m (145 - 240yds) of yarn.
Laura's Kalevala blanket - Whispering Grass, Hyssop, Compost, Bark, Dark Oak and Tide with Milburn 4ply in Rain
A crochet project started in 2017 celebrating the 100th anniversary of Finland. The squares were designed by a number of different designers and all have an individual meaning in the history and folklore of Finland. For information about this project see https://arteeni.fi/pages/kalevalacal. You will need approximately 2,500 meters of a thicker yarn with meterage of 200m/100g plus approximately 1,000 meters of a thinner yarn with meterage of 260m/100g for the joining.
Hitofude by Hiroko Fukatsu - Compost
Hitofude is an open front cardigan with an allover lace pattern, worked in one continuous strand without cutting the yarn. You start from the upper body and sleeves worked together in a rectangular piece, then move to the lower body where the lace pattern increases evenly, creating a gentle drape. The pattern is written in six sizes for busts 73-84 to 133-144 cm (28¾-32¾ - 50½-54¼”) to give a finished body width from 42 - 72 cm (15¼ - 26½”) and you will need 660 - 1390 m (730 - 1530 yards) of fingering weight yarn that drapes well after blocking. This pattern is only available on Ravelry.
Serriform by David O'Kelly - Purple Rain
A subtly textured unisex hat. This quick knit, needing just one 50g skein, makes a great gift knit and is also the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some luxurious yarn. The pattern is written in two sizes to fit head circumferences of 56cm (22 in) and 61cm (24 in). The finished measuements are circumference 48cm (18.75 in) - 52cm (20.5 in) and height 22cm (8.5 in) - 26cm (10.25 in). Both sizes only use 50g of a 4ply/fingering weight yarn.
Jen by Josée Paquin - Stone, Rambling Rose, Falling Leaves and Hedgerow
Jen is worked from the top-down seamlessly and stitches are picked up at the end for the collar. A few options are offered: short or long, 3/4 sleeves or long sleeves, stripes or not.. you chose! The pattern is written for seven sizes with finished bust circumferences from 32 - 53 inches (81 - 135cm) to be worn with 1 to 5 inches (2.5 to 13 cm) of ease. Yarn requirments vary with the pattern options. For example the short version, with ¾ sleeves you will need 800 - 1590 metres (875 - 1740 yards) of fingering weight yarn. The long four colour version with long sleeves requires 950 - 1850 metres (1030 - 1950 yards) of fingering weight yarn divided across the four colours but note that you will need a little less of the top colour and a little more of the bottom colour.
Buccaneer by Justyna - Compost plus Bedale 4ply in Rambling Rose, Milburn 4ply in Natural and Oakworth 4ply in Stone
This shawl can be made in two versions. If you love combinations of feminine lace and garter stitch with a little bit of colorful pizzazz, Version 1 is for you. However, if you’re more of a “plain garter” kinda knitter, the unisex Version 2 is the one you should make. Both versions are approximately 195cm/78” wide along top edge and 70 cm/28” high. It uses two skeins of the main colour with a total of 438m/480y for the contrast colours, divided among the different colours.
Fuss Free Festival Shawl by Louise Tilbrook - Cottage Original
The pattern is written for one skein but is easily adjusted as Victoria has done here to make this a two skein version. There are also instructions for a striped verions. Knit in garter stitch throughout the shawl starts with a 3st cast on and grows sideways and on the bias with a very easy to remember, 2-row repeat. The slipped stitch edges give a relaxed crescent shape. The garter stitch and the asymmetrical bias mean that the shawl will work with all but the most wildly variegated of yarns. The single skein version has an approximate wingspan of 60".
Victoria's Autumn Boxy - Hayton 4ply in Woodpile, Brimham High Twist in Mountain Hare and Cottage Original, Keld Fingering in Zeppelin and Barn Door, Keswick Fingering in Leaf Piles
One of many jumpers made by Victoria inspired by Boxy by Joji Locatelli. This one is a colourblock version made using a knitting machine.
Claire's Shawlography by Stephen West - Hayton 4ply in Millpond, Keld Fingering in Echinops and Falling Leaves, Rosedale 4ply in Whispering Grass, Titus Fingering in Tarn and one other 4ply yarn
Claire made some adjustments to the wingspan section including changing the colours to include more contrast. We have a blog post about the various ECY Shawlography versions HERE.
Penicuik by Justyna - Hayton 4ply in Snow Leopard, Brimham High Twist in Dry Stone Wall and Drizzle, Rosedale 4ply in Charcoal
Penicuik is a simple yet effective Garter stitch shawl, perfect for gradients or two skeins of your favorite sock yarn plus leftovers. The shawl begins at the center and is worked outwards to the border through 4 garter sections with slip-stitch stripes and finished with picots. For a shawl of approximately 182.5 cm/72” wide and 48.5 cm/19” long at center you will need a total of 816m (892yds) of yarn.
Claire's Fantastitch by Stephen West - Hayon 4ply in Granny's Bonnet, Lowther Lace in Ash and a yellow shade plus other colours of 4ply yarn
Fantastitch is a semi-circular shawl packed with textured stripes and slipped stitches. The pattern is written for seven colors, but you can customize the stripes however you like by adding extra color pops. I recommend including light, medium, and dark tones to accentuate the graphic quality of the shawl. The finished shawl has 78 (96)” / 198 (244)cm wingspan length, 23 (29)” / 58 (74)cm from CO to BO edge measured along the center. Measurements taken after blocking. You will need approximately 985 (1695)yds / 901 (1550)m total, split across the number of colours selected.
Ambleside by Victoria Magnus - Harvest Gold
Written for two skeins of DK weight yarn this version was made using a single skein of Hayton 4ply. When made as per the pattern the shawl is worked from the top down, and cast off along the long edge, giving a finished size of 60” x 27.5” / 152cm x 70cm.
I hope that's been helpful and inspiring! If you have any projects that you'd like to see featured here please send your high-res photos and info to us at the email address at the top. 😍