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Camp Tolt: Banff

June 16, 2016

Banff: A fair isle toque for Camp Tolt

I have long been a fan of Tolt Yarn and Wool, a lovely shop in Carnation, Washington. It may be that I am a sucker for beautiful photos (and Anna and Kathy take amazing photographs!), and lovely yarns, but I think above all I am drawn to the passion Anna has for all things knitting as well as all things community. Emily R (model Emily) and I have made a day of our trips across the border to take in the beautiful shop many times since it’s opening, and it never disappoints! The staff is always super friendly and helpful, the yarn selection divine (this is where I first discovered YOTH), and they are always passionate about locally produced yarns like their Snoqualmie Valley yarn.


Last year Tolt came out with their lovely collection: Camp Tolt. As a lover of all things camping, road tripping, and knitting I immediately send a message to see if I could design something for the next collection! This years Camp Tolt collection includes my hat design: Banff.


Banff Details:

Pattern is available here or via Ravelry here

Sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S/M, Adult L)
To fit approximate head circumference: 16 (17, 19, 21, 23) in

Yarn: Peace Fleece Worsted

80 (90, 100, 120, 140) yards MC

30 (30, 40, 40, 50, 50) yards CC

Needles: US 6 / 4mm and US 8 / 5mm

Love this mother-son shot! Too cute

Love this mother-son shot! Too cute

I have been accused in the past of being a bit of a literal thinker/designer, and this is really a prime example! When I think camping, I always think of the woods and so it seemed a natural fit to have simple fair isle trees as part of Camp Tolt. Knit up in Peace Fleece, a rustic, worsted weight yarn, the hat is a quick knit you can be wearing by the time you arrive at the campground.


When I completed the design Anna asked me what campgrounds/hiking spots were important to me, and Banff national park in the Rocky Mountains came to mind immediately. I have been camping there with my parents since I was small and when Bodhi was only a few weeks old we took the whole family on our road trip there to photograph Road Trip.

This year’s Camp Tolt collection also includes the lovely Bandera Pattern!

More fair isle goodness from TCK:



One Comment leave one →
  1. Andrea permalink
    June 18, 2016 7:33 pm

    I was just admiring the peace fleece at Tolt the other day. They were so excited for the release of the new Camp Tolt patterns at the shop last weekend, but I was a few days too early to see them. I love both your Banff hat and the Bandara.

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