This blog post is designed as a useful resource for inspiration for a specific yarn. There are projects that use it, and patterns that call for it. It's so handy to have all this in one place! 

Just FYI - there are no links to Ravelry here. We've linked to patterns and projects that are available to purchase/view elsewhere. If they're only available on Ravelry we will say that, but not link to it. 

Hayton DK like its 4ply counterpart 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. It 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 DK and the second part shows you our projects using this yarn. Do you have a project in Hayton DK that you would like us to include? Email us at 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 most of the designs released since 2018 you can find links to social media for the designers and publications on the Design Collaboration page HERE.


Barn Door Cowl by Louise Tilbrook - Barn Door

A textured cowl pattern which can be made either as a single loop cowl with a single skein or a double loop cowl with two skeins. 

Barn Door Cowl by Louise Tilbrook


Arlet Vest by ViTalina Craft - Woodland

A cabled vest with a pocket detail which is a great wardrobe staple. The pattern is written for nine sizes to fit chest sizes 90-178cm / 35½-70in and uses between four and ten skeins depending on size.  

Arlet Vest by ViTalina Craft


Melusina's Gauntlets by Sabine Kastner - Horizon

Fingerless mitts featuring cable details made using a single skein. 

Melusina's Gauntlets by Sabine Kastner for Knotions 


Trescao by Anna Dervout - Hyssop 

A beautiful cropped jumper pattern available for free on Anna's website. Written for 13 sizes from 80-158cm bust size to be worn with between 3 and 10cm positive ease. You will need between three and eight skeins. 

Trescao by Along Avec Anna


Arlet Hat and Mitts by ViTalina Craft - Woodland

A matching set using the same cable design as the Arlet Vest. Both patterns are written as a single adult size. You will need 135 yards (123 m) of yarn for the mitts and 196 yards (179 m) of yarn for the hat.

Arlet Hat and Mitts by ViTalina Craft


Claiseach by Liz Corke - Snow Leopard

A single skein project written as two options (Beanie and Slouchy) in four sizes ranging from Toddler to Large Adult. This hat is a simple design with a garter stitch detail up the side. 

Claiseach by Liz Corke 


Ambleside by Victoria Magnus - Thunder

An easy beginners shawl project using two skeins to create a simple but effective lace pattern, and a cosy shawl. 

Ambleside by Victoria Magnus




Whitmoor Sweater by Ami Lowden - Larkspur

A lovely sweater with a lace yoke worked top down in the round. The pattern is written for ten sizes ranging from 28-58in (71-148cm). This jumper gets worn a LOT! 

Whitmoor Sweater by Ami Lowden 


After Eight by Anna Elliott - Hydrangea

Part of the Mint Collection, this hat comes in two sizes to fit head circumference 55 - 60cm (22 - 24in). Add beads to give the finished hat extra sparkle or allow the textured stitch pattern to speak for itself. Another absolute favourite in V's wardrobe!

After Eight by Anna Elliott


Circle Cowl by Tian Connaughton - Snowy Owl

A two skein project creating a cosy double loop cowl. This pattern combines lace detail with plain stitch edging. 

Circle Cowl by Tian Connaughton 



Gatekeeper Cowl by Estelle Hughes - Woodland

Designed for a single skein of aran weight yarn this simple quick knit uses an easily memorable stitch pattern. Debbie made this using DK so has a lighter fabric, but it has worked out nicely anyway. 

Gatekeeper Cowl by Estelle Hughes 


Cold Spring Cowl by Maya Gooding - Scorched Moors

A simple pattern designed to perfectly show off those special skeins. This is a single skein project which is designed to easily tuck into a jacket.

Cold Spring Cowl by Maya Gooding 


Wild Wisteria Shawl by Wickedly Handmade - Trans Rights are Human Rights with Milburn DK in Althaea and Estuary 

A large triangular shawl that contains instructions for a smaller version and can easily be adapted for many colour variations. The pattern uses different stitch combinations to provide texture and interest. This sample used three skeins of Hayton DK and a ball of each colour of Milburn DK.

Wild Wisteria Shawl by Curious Handmade


Radiate by Joji Locatelli - Thunder and Stonecrop

From Interpretations Volume 4 this lovely jumper with a colourwork yoke is worked from the top down. The pattern is written in eight sizes from XS to 4XL.

Radiate by Joji Locatelli



I hope you've found this blog post useful and inspiring, and if you have anything to add please do let us know on the email address at the top. We love to see your makes!


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