A Knit for Nott

A very dear friend of mine changed my life 10 years ago by teaching me how to knit. Eight years later, she changed my life again by introducing me into the wonderland that is Critical Role and Dungeons & Dragons as a whole. One episode of Critical Role and I was a goner – I knew I had a found a new passion and a new lifelong hobby, all in one. I had no idea that Dungeons & Dragons was exactly the game needed to make my nerdy, fantasy-novel-obsessed heart sing. Since then, I have joined a campaign or two of my own and watched (literally, I am not exaggerating) hundreds of hours of Critical Role.

One of my favorite characters from Critical Role Campaign 2 is Nott the Brave, the goblin rogue played by the illustrious Sam Riegel. Nott excels at sneaking, shooting her magical crossbow, collecting shiny things, and supporting her closest friend, wizard Caleb Widogast. She has quite the complicated past but never fails to make do with what she has in the moment.

For this design, I wanted to knit in both Nott’s knotty past and her fascinating current occupation. Thus, the cowl is thickly ribbed and cabled to represent both the tragedies of Nott’s former life as well as the strips of cloth she used to cover her green goblin skin so she could go about unnoticed. The hood represents Nott’s stealthy present as the Mighty Nein’s rogue. The Critical Sheep Dragon Lord colorway used on this design was the perfect match for our favorite goblin. And, in addition to looking roguishly stylish, this wonderful yarn makes this hooded cowl extra cozy to wear!

Whether you’re a die-hard Critter or just someone looking for a fun, challenging knit, start up an episode of Critical Role on Youtube and give this design a try! Hopefully, this hood will keep you or a loved one warm the next time you happen to find yourself needing to sneak into an ice dragon’s lair.

This design is part of Crit Knits, a collection of 8 knitwear designs by myself and the fabulous MandyBee. Each of the 8 designs is inspired by a member of the Mighty Nein from Critical Role, Campaign 2 and uses stunning yarn from Critical Sheep, to layer on even more D&D fun.

Also, each pattern in this collection contains a coupon code for an additional Mighty Nein-inspired pattern, so if you’d also like to knit a Caleb Widogast-inspired cabled hat, check out: Caleb’s Cabled Hat, designed by MandyBee. A 20% off coupon code for Caleb’s Cabled Hat is available on the last page of the A Knit for Nott pattern.

From CritRole.com: What began in 2012 as a bunch of friends playing in each other’s living rooms has evolved into a multi-platform entertainment sensation, attracting over half million viewers every week. Now in its second campaign storyline, the show features seven popular voiceover actors diving into epic Dungeons & Dragons adventures, led by veteran game master Matthew Mercer.

Techniques Used with Tutorials Provided:

  • Lateral Braid
  • Knitted Cast On
  • Decrease Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch

Yarn Used in Sample:
Critical Sheep ‘D10 Worsted’ (Worsted; 100% Merino; 218 yds / 199 m per 100g skein); Dragon Lord, 2 skeins

16” (40 cm) and 24” (60 cm) US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles
24” (60 cm) US 6 / 4.00 mm circular needles
(Or size needed to obtain gauge)

4 removable stitch markers, cable needle, yarn needle

Yardage Estimates from Sample:
408 yds (373 m), 187 g

Final Measurements:
Cowl Circumference at Neck (Unstretched): 12” (30 cm)
Cowl Circumference at Shoulder (Unstretched): 25” (64 cm)
Neck Height (From Cowl Top to Lowest Cable): 6.5” (17 cm)
Shoulder Depth (From Lowest Cable to Edge): 3.5” (9 cm)
Hood Height: 11” (28 cm)

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.

For full details or to purchase, visit my Ravelry page or my Payhip store.

The Crit Knits ebook is also available on Ravelry and on Payhip.

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