What an awesome combination!
A brand-new yarn from The Fibre Company, with a glorious hat design, named Seathwaite and designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn.
The pattern is offered for free from The Fringe Association .
I quote here Fringe Association's blog, about this great hat pattern: Seathwaite is a gorgeous beanie with a toasty double-thick brim and allover cable patterning that looks jaw-dropping but is doable even if you’re new to cables. There are only three different cable crosses involved, with cabling on every other round, so it will be easy if you’re an old hand, and a good challenge and lots of great practice if it’s your first time.
(The hat photos on this page are being shown with permission and were taken by Anna Dianich.)
Again data from The Fringe Association website:
The pattern is written for The Fibre Co’s new Cumbria, which is a really special yarn. It’s a worsted-weight blend of 60% Merino, 30% Masham and 10% Mohair. Merino, of course, is incredibly soft. Masham is a British longwool that’s a natural light grey, which creates really beautiful, muted colors when it’s overdyed. And the Mohair gives it a nice bloom when it’s blocked. So it’s a yarn with loads of touchability as well as great stitch definition.
The yarn is simply delicious, no question about it. It is made combining wool from the rare breed sheep with South American merino wool and also with mohair. The resulting yarns starts out as a light brown-grey shade which is then over dyed. The resulting colors are deep and saturated.
Each skein has 238 yds/100 gram skein. The suggested gauge is 18-20 sts = 4 inches on US 6-8 needle.
The yarn has been dyed in colors that were "inspired by England's stunning northwest region with its deep blue lakes and sheep-grazed fells and valleys..."
Scarfell Pike is the lovely soft gray that you see the original hat done in here. It is a glorious neutral, perfect for both men and women.
We do not have the pattern here but it is a free download. You simply go to here and read all the neat data. Or just download the pattern here .
A beautiful piece made with a beautiful yarn.
A great suggestion, again from the website; For those who would like to donate their hats, there is a group collecting knit items to bring warmth and aid to Syrian refugees, organized by Laura Nelkin and functioning as Knitting for Munich. You can see all the details at this link, their next shipment going out mid-November. More data can be gotten by emailing email@example.com .
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