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Friday, 15 April 2016

FO: Barley Hat

After being stuck flitting between projects, I finally seem to have regained my knitting mojo a bit and have picked up my half made Barley hat and finished it!




Pattern: Barley by Tin Can Knits

Yarn: Eden Cottage Yarns Langdale Superwash Aran in Charcoal

Needles: 4.5mm & 5.5mm Knitpro circular needles



This pattern is from Tin Can Knits' Simple collection. They have a whole range of simple patterns that are free and which give amazing step by step instructions & tutorials. This was the first pattern I had tried from Tin Can Knits but it won't be the last! In fact I have already purchased the Antler cardigan pattern. I'm going to make a cardigan for my niece and then if it turns out OK and I enjoy the construction then I might make one for me. I used slightly bigger needles that it said on the pattern because on measuring my head I needed the largest size (I must have a big head! lol) but when I started knitting, it did not seem large enough using the needles suggested. Perhaps it was my gauge. I hadn't knit a hat in the round before so this was new for, although when it got to the part where you are supposed to change to dpns I magic looped instead.

The yarn was yummy. It was my first experience using Eden Cottage yarns and it's super soft and squishy. It's 100% merino, and I'm so pleased with how the hat came out, both in terms of the feel, colour, everything! And of course it's lovely to knit with.

Also I have been able to enter this into the EPIC Kal from the Revelations of a Delusional Knitter podcast. This KAL is running all year and you get a point for each of the four categories that your FO fits into. In this case I was able to get 2 points - 1 for Epic Age (because can you believe it I actually started it last year!) and 1 for Epic Pattern (there are a list of patterns on Ravelry that are the most knit and therefore Epic) 

I have started the Antler cardigan I mentioned just now, but I'm also picking up on my WIPs - I'm close to finishing the Mirabel shawl from Angela at Delusional Knitter designs and I want to finish that too. I hope I can keep up the momentum & motivation to finish a few more things!

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for FOs! Loving the contrast of garter stitch and stockinette in this design - the simple pattern really shows off the scrummy yarn! :) x

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