Hat again…..

JpegWell after the last little issue with hats, I had to get back on and have another go with vaasetter beret . This time with less expectation and more testing. The pattern is a very good one for  beginners to fairisle. Worked in the round colour the pattern is always facing you. The floats at the back are short because the pattern is made up of rows of peerie (small) flowers and geometric blocks. The decrease is easy too. Jamieson and Smith’s Heritage range is quite a soft 4 ply nice to work with. Natural fawn (stock due end March), indigo, and moss green.

The hat does come up big as the pattern suggests so for those with big heads or long tresses! For little noggins I suggest casting on 112 work the rib band then increasing in 2 rows (not 1 as pattern) after the band to get to the same number of stitches as the pattern to complete the repeats. Lovely and much admired.

That done …… I wandered off to find another project. I have searched ravelry for a cardigan jacket pattern in colour work and a boxy shape. I am not sure I am up to a 4ply  fairisle yet I came across a Melissa Lipman’s Shenandoah pattern. Worked in mosaic stitches the colour changes are slipped stitches. Oh what fun that is and quick too. Just have to decide which colour combinations I like…….. Oh on slip stitches you might like to check out Feastival (Triskelion Yarn & Fibre)

Now which one first.

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mosaic stitch cushion a practice peice

Finally I want to show you this – Woods a crowd funded kntting book featuring breed specific wool from around Europe. One yarn design is done with Blacker Yarns wool incase you are interested.

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