Pattern Guide

If you’ve never created with a Wool days Pattern before, this guide will provide an overview of our Pattern system. You’ll see this little mark on all our Wool days patterns. So at a glance, you can see what’s involved in the pattern and if it’s right for you! This, essentially, is our Pattern Guide and I’ll explain how it works (it’s super simple!):

The LEVEL tag
Provides an overview of which techniques are used in the pattern. We’ve developed an easy-to-follow Pattern System that makes learning, progressing and mastering any stitch a simple process. The levels are detailed further down the page.

The LENGTH tag
How much yarn you will need for the pattern. For patterns with multiple size options, we use a medium adult as our standard.

The NEEDLES / HOOK tag
Needles = Knitting Pattern, Hook = Crochet Pattern. The ‘mm’ measurement suggests which size needles or hook to use (consider it a guide only, you may find yourself needing to go up or down a size to get the right tension (gauge) in your pattern).

The WEIGHT tag
The weight of yarn we’ve designed the pattern for. All our Wool days patterns are designed with our own gorgeous yarn, but can of course be adapted to other yarns of the same weight and texture.


We aim to inspire the creative process, so we design in pattern series: one design silhouette – multiple patterns exploring different stitches & techniques so you can explore, build or consolidate your knit & crochet skill set. In order to guide & grow confidence in our makers, we developed our Pattern System.

Our Pattern System is a road map of sorts, where anyone at any skill level can explore our patterns and make their choice with confidence. The basic structure of this system works in levels, with each level expanding on the skills learnt in the previous – and it all starts here, at the

If you’ve never knitted before, this is where you’d start. This isn’t to say it’s for beginners only – it simply indicates this pattern uses the most basic techniques.

FROM THIS, WE CAN CREATE ANYTHING!

There is a fairly common misconception when it comes to progressing your knitting skills. So often we wind up creating simple designs for much longer than we need, fearing the ‘harder’, but much more intriguing looking patterns. Let me say this once & for all, if you can knit a BASIC Wool days pattern, then you can literally knit as far as your imagination will take you.

This is where our levels come into play. Once you have completed a pattern from one level, you will have the skills to progress to the next. No more knitting only scarfs! So as the levels progress, so too does the complexity of the pattern. In this way, our Pattern System is not only a super helpful guide for beginners, it’s also perfect for those wanting to expand their existing skills or make something with a certain level of involvement.

In order to explore the vast variety of knit craft in relatively simplistic fashion, we’ve further broken our levels into 4 main work categories :

CABLE
COLOURWORK
LACE
TEXTURE
CABLE COLOURWORK LACE TEXTURE

These categories will often blend and sometimes blur, but they are here simply to highlight which direction a particular pattern is focussed.

  • BASIC
    Knit & Purl
  • LEVEL 1
    Colourwork Striping

    Texture Sequence
    Colourwork Striping
    Texture Sequence
  • LEVEL 2
    Cable Sequence

    Colourwork Mosaic

    Lace Sequence

    Texture Slipstitch
    Cable Sequence
    Colourwork Mosaic
    Lace Sequence
    Texture Slipstitch
  • LEVEL 3
    Cable Chartered

    Colourwork Fair Isle

    Lace Chartered

    Texture Brioche
    Cable Chartered
    Colourwork Fair Isle
    Lace Chartered
    Texture Brioche
  • LEVEL 4
    Cable Pattern Increase & Decrease

    Colourwork Stranded

    Lace Pattern Increase & Decrease

    Texture Brioche Cable
    Cable Pattern Increase & Decrease
    Colourwork Stranded
    Lace Pattern Increase & Decrease
    Texture Brioche Cable
  • BASIC
    chain, slip st, cc, hdc, dc
  • LEVEL 1
    Colourwork Striping

    Texture Sequence
    Colourwork Striping
    Texture Sequence
  • LEVEL 2
    Cable Sequence

    Colourwork Tapestry

    Lace Bobbles & Puff

    Texture Slipstitch
    Cable Sequence
    Colourwork Tapestry
    Lace Bobbles & Puff
    Texture Slipstitch
  • LEVEL 3
    Cable Chartered

    Colourwork Spike Stitches

    Lace Chartered

    Texture Loop & Builion
    Cable Chartered
    Colourwork Spike Stitches
    Lace Chartered
    Texture Loop & Builion
  • LEVEL 4
    Cable Overlay

    Lace Broomstick
    Cable Overlay
    Lace Broomstick