Monday, March 25, 2013

Peerie Flooers

I've been meaning to knit this hat since the pattern was first published. I'm a fan of all Kate Davies' designs and the colors on this hat were particularly appealing to me.

I recently ordered a selection of Jamieson + Smith yarns for several projects of her Colors of Shetland book, and then my friend S. generously sent me the green and yellow leftovers of her own project, so I had no excuse not to finally start it.

It was a really quick knit, so I'm sure I'll make this one again. The J+S yarn bloomed considerably after washing, and I can already tell it's going to turn into one of my favorite yarns.

Pattern: Peerie Flooers, by Kate Davies
Yarn. Jamieson + Smith 2-ply (see colors on my Ravelry project page)
Needles: 3mm

Changes: I knit the medium size, according to my head measurement. But since I didn't want the slouch effect, I knit 3 rows of the flower pattern (so 1.5 times chart B) before starting with the crown shaping. It still turned out a tiny bit too long, but nothing I can't live with.

And here's a cool tip I wanted to share. I know the best way to avoid weaving all those ends is to weave them in as you go but honestly I only remembered that almost at the end. I did a quick search and found this tip on how to weave ends by braiding them. This is how it turned out:


Unknown said...

Ficou lindo!! Posso do usar o mesmo método de acabamento numa camisola em fair isle?? Ando há uns tempos a arranjar coragem para me iniciar em fair isle...vamos lá ver se é para o próximo inverno :))

luisa morais machado said...

Esta é uma dica preciosa! Muito obrigada.
E o chapéu está lindo, claro!

Nutsue said...

I really have to congratulate you for this. It turned out wonderfully!

Escalla said...

That finishing is a great idea, i checked out the weaving as you knit, but as i'm still trying not to struggle too much with the 2 colors and really trying very hard to loosen up my knitting (have to undo the mini sweater again, i tightened up too much on the first pattern and then i mixed up the colors on the 2nd pattern...)
But it's a small project so i will succeed!!!

miriam said...

fogo... que lindo =))) estás constantemente a surpreender ;). adoro <3

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