Pattern: Top Down Bonnet by Hello Yarn
Yarn: Rowan Milk Cotton DK in Aniseed
Size: Followed directions for smallest but used thicker yarn.
Needle: 3.75mm Knitpro
Another item for the due-in-3-weeks Nephew. I packaged this up with the cardi and it should be almost in Aus by now. I was really pleased with how the milk cotton knitted up and I will probably make more baby items out of this.
The colour is showing a bit duller than it is in real life in these photos. It was my first time doing i-cord and I was surprised how easy it was!
Pattern: Liesl by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Handspun Thylacine grey Merino in ‘Meadowbank’ colourway. 200g, 260 metres, 2-ply construction, approx 12 wpi.
Size: Followed instructions for 34″
Needle: 7mm Knitpro
Pattern version: wide-neck, cropped with sleeves
I finished this just in time to wear at Fibrefest. I cast on the 34″ size thinking I’d just button it at the top. My yarn was probably a bit finer than the pattern calls for and I wasn’t too particular about guage and thought I could stretch the lace pattern a lot. It’s ended up a bit smaller than I really intended but I love how it fits.
After soaking for blocking I spun in the machine to help it dry fast and fulled the fibre slightly again. However it still blocked out nicely and fits great as a shrug. I knit the back till I thought I had enough yarn for sleeves, then knit half the remaining yarn as the first sleeve. My spinning must have been a bit uneven because I ran out of yarn on the second sleeve a repeat short of the first sleeve. Luckily I had a bit of singles left on one bobbin which I quickly plied up and was just enough to finsh the second sleeve.
I really love this pattern and I’ll probably make another one.