Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Yarn along and a new pattern release

I haven't done much leisure time reading lately. I don't think you want to hear about the papers on Method Development and method validation I've been reading for an online course I'm starting soon! I am however about to start The City of Shadows by Michael Russell. I spotted Dad reading it last week and asked to borrow it when he was finished. While it's principally set in Dublin some of it is set close to where I live, so I'm excited about how he fits that into the plot.

I have a few knitting projects on the go at the moment. I'm still working on some socks for himself but I'm also knitting some Christmas baubles for some little gifts for friends. 

I've also just released a new hat pattern.

The Colour Block Hat is written for 9 sizes: 35 cm to 60 cm head circumference (approx 0-3 months to adult large) in double knitting weight yarn.
The ribbed brim is worked in a strong colour with the textured body of the hat worked in a neutral to bring out the vibrancy of the rib. To finish a pompom in a lighter shade of that used in the rib is added.

The instructions for optional rosebuds and leaves are added at the end of the pattern (shown in Miss S pink and grey version).

Yarn amounts (approx): 
Main colour 
35 to 52.5 cm – up to 50 g / 105 m 
55 to 60 cm – up to 100 g / 210
Contrast colours 
Up to 20 g/ 42 m of each.

The grey and pink version is knit in Debbie Bliss Rialto Dk in Fuchsia (34) and Charcoal (33) and Rico Essentials Merino DK in Roses (01).

The grey and green sample is knit in Debbie Bliss Rialto Dk in Mint (54) and in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in Apple (11) and Grey (24). Unfortunately, cashmerino dk is now discontinued but Debbie Bliss Rialto Dk in Apple (09) and Grey (04) would be good substitutes.

The pattern can be found on Ravelry and Love knitting.

Happy knitting! ☺