We did survive our house move. All is well. More on that later, because I’ve got exciting knitting news to tell you about. This week the Knitscene Accessories 2014 issue went online, and I’ve got a hat pattern in it! My Valerian Hat pattern came out of the designs that I’ve seen in a number of Art Deco buildings on door frames or around an elevator.
I wanted to make a hat that was relatively simple to knit (so there’s a small colourwork section) but still pleasing and snug and warm. I worked up two test samples with some Tosh DK that I had on hand from my Manhattan Bridge Shawl. Thanks to Jenn & Louise for wearing them:
Knitscene sent me some lovely Sonoma from Baah Yarn (in Obsidian and Maldives) for the official hat. I knit up the squishy yarn and sent it off before thinking to get some decent pictures. Oh well! Here’s one from Knitscene:
© Knitscene/Harper Point
In other knitting pattern news, the patterns from What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? are now available as individual patterns. This means that you can now buy Marilla’s Shawl by itself (or any of the other lovely patterns) if that’s all you want to have.
Happy knitting. I’ll be back shortly with more pictures from this week’s move.