Hat, Hats, Hats....of the Month
The winner of the red shawl from July giveaway Name drawn was ''InJuneau''
With Autumn just around the corner I'm knitting lots of hats & building musk ox knitwear stock for my Christmas sales that are approaching so fast !
I have a new Website www.absoluteshetland.websiteanimal.com for all my Shetland yarns & knitwear so please check that out soon !
While browsing around the web I found a wonderful Youtuber who has really great Tutorial video's for all her hat patterns & her patterns so far have worked Beautifully with my light Worsted weight Shetland yarns !Her name is Pleasesant seas- (will add links at the end of this post)
Her instructions are very clear & so easy to understand, a very talented lady ! Patterns are included as a knit-along to the vid & in text form when you click on her links.
One of my favourites is this one:
Hat of the month for July 2014/the Little mermaid-Ariel hat.
And here is the yarn i used-Musket colour (To enlarge any picture just click on it)
Adult size took 60 grams of our new 'Shetland Halo' wool yarn shown in Musket colour
Soft & Adorable this blend is 30% Angora rabbit-70% Shetland wool
$7.00 per skein of 50 grams-170 yards.
And i can tell you with confidence this yarn does NOT shed.....the angora rabbit fibre's are almost 4'' inches long & the Shetland wool has lots of crimp so it really grips the angora fibre !
The other hat I just completed is her Bridge to Terabithia/Maybelle hat with lovely lacy Diamonds.
Just love how it turned out.....sure to be another favourite go to hat for Fall !
I have another Fresh batch of Shetland halo due to come off the machines within 24 hrs.....I'm so excited to see how it knits up because its blended with 30% Chocolate French Angora & super soft Shetland fawn fleece
will have this yarn for sale at www.festivaltwist.org later this month !
The yarn on the Left is the Choco halo. Have not had a chance to knit with it yet but it sure is soft & i would love to make some socks from it.
Here is the Link to pleaseantsea's youtube channel:
Tell me what colour yarn you would prefer,either Chocolate Fawn or Musket Shetland Halo
2 Winners drawn at random to win the yarn to complete any of the hats Presented by pleasantsea's
open to knitters/crocheters world wide.
Runs from 01-August 2014 TO 31st August 2014