Happy Wren-aversary! Our soft and tweedy dk weight Wren, a thoughtful blend of American wool and Texas organic cotton, turns one this month. To celebrate, we’re revisiting patterns you can knit in this special, woolen-spun yarn—which proves itself to be a versatile workhorse for all seasons. And, in case you missed it, we just released a FREE pattern, the Brigandine cowl, which is the perfect accessory to cast on and sample your favorite colorway (or three) of Wren.
Without further ado, let’s take a walk down memory lane…
Emily’s Filoplume was one of the first knitting patterns designed in Wren. This beautifully constructed cable-knit hat fully embraces Wren’s stitch definition and unmistakable texture—for a design that’s as satisfying to knit as it is to wear. All you need to complete this project is a trusty cable needle, two skeins of your favorite Wren colorway, and you’re good to go!
Need a soft and cozy shawl to pair with Filoplume? Look no further than Remige, a stunning triangular shawl with a feather-like motif. Worked sideways in one piece, this gorgeous shawl shows off the loft and texture of Wren (shown in color Barton).
Knit from the bottom up in one piece, Calamus has a modern, relaxed fit with sophisticated structure. The gorgeous tweedy effect of Wren pairs perfectly with its multitude of delicate details—including a V-neck, gentle ribbing, and three-quarter sleeves—for a perfect go-with-everything sweater for spring candlelight evenings.
With cozy cabled pockets and an easy-to-wear silhouette, Melipona is ready for your next adventure, either in town or out in the woods. Valentina’s classic tunic-length pullover features honeycomb cable accents and a clever saddle-shoulder construction. Equal parts rugged and elegant, Melipona will be your new go-to with leggings and your favorite pair of boots. This seamless, top-down pattern includes options for short sleeve cuffs, as shown, or full-length sleeves for a cozier look.
Next up is Hanna’s asymmetrical Parti shawl, our favorite for chilly mornings. This generously sized shawl is worked sideways, beginning at one tip and increasing to the wide left edge, culminating in a luxurious swath of bobbles and lace. We love the way its lace panel adds just the right amount of light and airiness to this cozy, textured shawl.
Last, but certainly not least, Brigandine invites you to fall in love (all over again) with Wren. This one-skein pointed cowl is perfect for filling in the neckline of a jacket or V-neck sweater without extra bulk. As its name suggests, it features an all-over eyelet pattern, which is built right into the shaping. Designed to use up one whole skein of Wren, Brigandine is the perfect project to sample multiple colorways of this lovely wool blend yarn—you just might have to unravel your gauge swatch to reach its stated dimensions!
We hope you enjoyed our round-up of Wren knitting patterns. Wondering what else you can knit with Wren? Check out our blog post, Gennaker Reborn, for some re-knitting inspiration. And check out patterns knit in yarns of similar weights and (suggested) gauges such as Whimbrel, Owl, or Phoebe!
I will need to make at least 3/4 of these patterns. So beautiful!
Looking at your patterns is like viewing a beautiful photo book.