October 28, 2014


Pattern: 'It's Brrr Time' by Suvi Simola
Yarn: Doodles in String Merino DK in 'Wormhole' colourway

I have a weakness for cabled garments, especially hats. I also love Suvi's designs, so this was irresistible. I love the overall shaping and the little corners at the top formed when you graft the front and back together. Quick to make and lovely to wear. It's a perfect hat for these cool fall days.

October 18, 2014


Pattern: 'Skiff'' by Jared Flood
Yarn: Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner 2-Ply in #8 Sea Green

I realized I have a backlog of recent knits I haven't blogged about, so here's one. When Brooklyn Tweed's Fall patterns came out a few weeks ago I was finishing up a few other things and couldn't start anything big, so I grabbed a skein of yarn I wanted to try out anyway and knocked this off in a few nights. 

I utterly adore this hat. I have a strong compulsion to knit cabled hats in general but this one is really fab.Lots of stuff going on for interest, great fit and lots of warmth. 

One of my goals this winter is to research and try as many Canadian yarns as I can. I have a few new natural bases I'm trying in the DIS dyeing division, and there are some new-to-me mills, like Custom Woolen Mills, that have some great yarns I'm trying on projects. I really enjoyed using the worsted weight, woolen spun yarn shown here. The cables don't have quite the same crispness that a worsted spun yarn would give, but I love the slight fuzziness and softness of this yarn.

The days are getting cooler. Need more hats.