I have finished my first new project since I finally found time to get back into my usual creative flow of ideas and activities. This hat practically flew from the needles in a very few hours, its speed hastened by a mixture of the pure …
Life has started to return to normal now, and Mr Awesome and I are settling back into a routine whilst still retaining a flush of happiness from the fun of the last few weeks. But there is undoubtably less for us to do now that …
Sometimes the most perfect projects come from tried and tested traditions that have already stood the test of time. I designed this Argyle Band hat to make the most of a couple of small skeins of Rowan Pure Wool 4-Ply yarn that I had squirrelled away because I loved the play of the two colours.
This hat makes the most of the two colours by combining them in two different patterns and with a few extra little points of detailing which aren’t visible in these pictures but will hopefully come to light when I get a few modelled shots of the hat once the test knit is complete.
This hat has already stood the comfort test as I have worn it at every opportunity since it popped happily off the needles. The warm hat band is snuggly without being bulky, and the hat is warm and light due to the bouncy nature of Rowan Pure Wool 4-ply.
The new pattern will be available soon!
It’s been a particularly productive period here at Eskimimi Makes, and so I am pleased to announce yet another new pattern, and it’s a bit of a double whammy as the pattern actually contains two download files to knit the hat in one of two …
I have a brand new hat pattern published called ‘Milky Way’ in honour of the swirling plumes of lace and twinkling light captured in this easy to knit slouchy hat. I decided to knit this hat as I no longer had my Pamplemousse Hat to …
The red sparkly hat I started a few days ago flew around the needles for the couple of evenings I found both the time and effort to get some knitting done. Some of the times it because I have had other wonderful things to do, like go to the cinema, but I have also had to have a few early nights to try and get a bit of rest between work days, and I was also working this past weekend, so it’s not always easy to find the time.
However, on Saturday evening we popped our feet up for an hour or so and I whizzed through the decrease rounds of the red hat I wanted to make to match my new winter coat.
Here is the finished knit, fresh off the needles and just after I have woven all of the ends in, which was a slight adventure in itself.
Here’s a tip if you decide to knit with this yarn or any other sequinned yarn similar to it: When weaving in the ends after you have finished knitting, locate the thin sewing thread-like strange that holds the sequins and just snip through this thin strand to remove the sequins from the tail of yarn that you are weaving in. It will make the job a lot easier and prevent possible damage to the stitches you are weaving the yarn between from the sequins getting caught.
It doesn’t seem to have much form in this picture, but that’s because this hat is intended to be a knitting project that will benefit from the magical transforming properties of blocking. The King Cole Galaxy Chunky yarn should have just about enough wool content in to be able to take some degree of wet blocking, at 42% wool, 56% acrylic (and 2% ‘other’, which I take to be the sequins and their holding thread) and I felt a slight tightening of the wool fibres as I sat the finished hat in to a purposefully slightly hotter than normal basin of water and wool wash to soak before shaping.
As the yarn is quite thick and substantial and the weather less than appealing, it is likely to be a few days before this hat is blocked and ready to wear (and I shan’t be able to take any decent pictures until next weekend, anyway, as it is far too dark to take decent quality pictures by the time Mr Awesome and I get home from work in the evenings), but this will give me a few extra days to get the pattern written up and formatted before the final reveal.