We've gotten tons of nice requests for an official pattern to be made up for my Romney Kerchief that was posted here in April. The pattern has been through the gauntlet and come out on the other side all polished and shiny for you.

We've worked up another sample version of the pattern in Shelter ("Nest") to provide an alternative to the handspun used in the original pattern.  The Shelter version is soft, squishy and lovely – it's already a wardrobe favorite at BT Headquarters.

This is my favorite type of project: two skeins, easy knitting and a chic result.  Just the type of knitting I like to take on long trips when a portable form of solace is required.  It's also the type of project you find yourself knitting multiple times without a second thought. Rather addictive, really.

The pattern is written as a standard kerchief size whose blocked dimensions measure 41" at wingspan & 20" at central spine of triangle.  I've included instructions in the pattern for extending the finished dimensions to best suit your own vision. The size is very easily modified.  Instructions are provided in both written and charted form.


Ravelry |  Brooklyn Tweed

The pattern as written requires about 245 yards of yarn -- the Shelter version uses well under 2 skeins. I hope those of you who have been wanting to knit this one enjoy it! Thanks for all your requests – we love to be able to give knitters what they want!


  • Was this named after “kNitt Romney”?? hehehe

    Eileen on

  • Gorgeous – can’t wait to get my needles into this one – brilliant as a little warmer for those days when a full scarf or shawl is too much. Thank you!

    Ali Bellamy on

  • Chic result describes it very well, no wonder it’s a favorite! And I finished the Baby Tweed Blanket a few days ago… I loved knitting it!

    Maryse on

  • This is just lovely. You are one talented man.

    linda in oregon on

  • oh YAY YAY YAY! This kerchief has been on display at my local knit shop for weeks and I’ve been dying to knit my own, but haven’t had time – this will help loads! Oh I’m so excited. :)

    Now I just need to finish that baby blanket I foolishly began two weeks before the baby was due… blush … so that I can have time for new things!

    Meg on

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