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Are you getting ready for Christmas? I am :-)

Yesterday I published my last design just before Xmas break. It’s a nice little textured hat perfect for a single skein of Merino Ulubione by Zagroda (I made Wojtek’s winter set in this yarn).

Merino Ulubione is yarn beautifully handdyed by Marta.  I asked her to custom dye for me – it was supposed to be light gray, with very small darker hues. It came out wonderful! Just look at the texture – so nicely visible. The yarn itself is very nice – with really good stitch definition and a nice twist. I strongly recommend it.

The pattern is available on Ravelry and Lete’s Knits website, but until Jan 31st 2014 it is also available in kits together with Merino Ulubione by Zagroda Yarn which you can purchase here. First you need to buy yarn in her store and then Marta will send you a coupon code that will allow you to buy the pattern in my Ravelry store for $2.50.

Here are some details about the design:

Sizes
S/M: to fit head circumference 51 – 54 cm/20.5 – 21.5”.
Length from picot edge to top: about 22.5 cm/8.5”.
L/XL: to fit head circumference 55 – 58 cm/22 – 23.25”.
Length from picot edge to top: about 24 cm/9.5”.

Yarn
1 skein of Zagroda Merino Ulubione (100g / 220y, 100% merino).
Sample was made in color simply gray.

Needles
4.5 mm/US #7 or size necessary to obtain correct gauge: dpns or 40 cm/16” circular and needles for small circumference at crown.
3.5 mm/US #4 or 2-3 sizes smaller than gauge needles: dpns or 40 cm/16” circular.
Extra needle (circular or dpns) to transfer live stitches from provisional cast-on, 3.5 mm/US#4, or one size smaller.

Other
crochet hook and scrap of yarn ( cotton or its blends) for provisional cast-on, stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Gauge (after blocking)
20 sts x 28 rows over 10 cm/4” in Stockinette Stitch worked in the round with needle 4.5 mm/US #7.
Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Ready for Kindergarten

I just love Woolly Wormhead’s hats. They are so unique and if I had time I’d probably make at least half of them. However, since my time is really limited I decided to make a hat for my son. I’ve been eyeing Alfur for a while now (also Quinn, but at the moment I don’t have yarn that would show the pattern nicely) and when Wojtek picked wonderful blue-gray Merino Ulubione from Zagroda I knew it would become this hat.

The design is fantastic and as a person who truly loves Reverse Stockinette I just had to make it. However, it was not that easy because I had to start the hat twice. I have no idea what came over me, but I misread the instructions. Wonderful Woolly helped me out and I found my mistake pretty early. I started cabling one round too early.  All that lead to weird increases which to my surprise were coming out ok. Unfortunatelly once I stopped increasing the cables got looser and the differences in gauge in that spots started showing. That was something I couldn’t ignore so rip rip rip and two days later I cast on again. Thankfully this time all was perfect.

Pattern: Alfur by Woolly Wormhead

After making the hat, I had so much yarn left that a neckwarmer was inevitable. I picked “Heartwarmer” by Dani Sunshine.

What a lovely little thing! I didn’t modify it at all, there was no need to. It came out perfectly. I’ll be making more of these for sure!

So now Wojtek is ready for kindergarten. But I still have some yarn left. Hmmm… tiny mittens now?

Have a fabulous Monday!