The Fetlar Cabled Hat
Happy New Year, a Happy Knitty New Year for 2016
REAL WOOL is So soft & squishy & has a massive amount of stretch to it.I like to wear the cable design to the side.
knit this sample hat from 100% Organic Shetland wool but the giveaway for this month with be a similar grey to this one but in our Shetland Tundra blend with 15% musk ox/qiviut-no pictures of the yarn as yet because its not even spun.....it's waiting for its turn on the machines. but i will update with picture's once I get the yarns plied.
The pattern is circular knit on 4.5mm's. Knit with 2 strands of wool held together to make a sort of Aran weight knitting that i love. Not only is Aran knitting faster but it's so much warmer than a dk weight & so much more squishier when your knitting with REAL WOOL !
When i say REAL wool I am referring to the fact that Real wool has not been chemically altered in any way, it is pure & Natural unlike the superwash yarn that we feel is bad for the environment. I'm sure it can't be good for our health either as its coated in plastic & has been prepared with Gas...yack! Over the past 2 months i have cleaned out my stash of ALL Superwash yarn. I used it to make a machine knit blanket that i gifted to my daughter. I know there is a lot of people who love the superwash sock yarns, will continue to use them no matter what & that is perfectly fine-it's upto the individual to decide.
I have to admit, my favourite sock yarns are OPAL sock yarns, i have a lot of them in my stash 40+. and i have a question to whoever can answer- do Opal yarns contain superwash or are they regular sheep wool with 25% nylon ? All my Opal yarn labels are in German & I don't understand German at all so please let me know in the comments section if you know the answer. I hope its not superwash or I'm in for a sock draught in 2016 !!!
I just love the feeling of Organic yarn & Organic Knitwear, the feeling of getting back to good old basics of knitting with lovely sheep wool that is 100% Natural & naturally soft. When sheep are grazing Lush clean pastures they are very healthy with strong soft wool.
|Grazing Fresh pasture everyday with the help of portable fencing|
The Fetlar pattern:
With 4.5mm & 2 strands of light worsted weight wool yarn cast on 88 sts & join to work in the rnd. Work 30 sts of the cabled pattern, place a marker then proceed to knit the rib section- *k3, p2 on the remaining 58 sts, place a 2nd marker to mark the begining of rnd.
Work as set, purling the purl sts & knitting the knit sts of the rib, working through the cabled pattern rnd's a total of 3 times & every even numbered rnd knit the knit sts & purl the purl sts.
Row 1: p5, C4B, (P5, C4B)twice, P5.
Row 3: P4, T3B, (T4f, T4B) twice, T3F, P4.
Row 5: P3, T3B, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, T3F, P3.
Row 7: P3, K2, P3, T3B, T4F, T4B, T3F, P3, K2, P3.
Row 9: P3, (K2, P3)twice, C4B, (P3, K2) twice, P3.
Row 11: P3, K2, P3, T3F, T4B, T4F, T3B, P3, K2, P3.
Row 13: P3, T3F, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, T3B, P3.
Row 15: P4, T3F, (T4B, T4F)twice, T3B, P4.
ABBREVIATIONS: C4B-slip next 2 sts onto cable needle & hold at back of work, knit the next 2 sts then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.
C4F-put next 2 sts onto cable needle, hold at back, knit next 2 sts then knit the 2 sts from the cable needle.
T3B-put next purl st onto cable needle, hold at back, knit next 2 sts then purl the st from cable needle.
T3F-put next 2 knit sts onto cable needle, hold at front, purl next st, then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.
T4B-put next 2 purl sts on cable needle, hold at back, knit the next sts, then purl the sts from cable needle.
T4F-put next 2 knit sts onto cable needle, hold at front of work, purl next 2 sts, then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.
***If you need help with other abbreviations just send me a message***
Work until hat measures 8. TO 8.5'' inches finishing on rnd 2. Try the hat on for size-it should cover your ears ! If not, knit another couple of cable rnds before starting the decrease shaping. For larger head sizes knit another full pattern rep of cable rows.
1: (over cable pattern)-sm, p2tog, p1, p2tog, k4, (p2tog)twice, k4, (p2tog)twice, k4, p2tog, p1, p2tog, sm(over Rib sts): (k3, p2tog) to last 3 sts, k3
2: Knit without shaping-knit the knit sts & purl the purl sts.
3:(over cable pattern)-sm, p2tog, p1, k4, p2tog, k4, p2tog, k4, p2tog, p1, sm (over rib sts)-(k2, k2tog) to last 3 sts, k3.
4: as rnd 2
5: k2tog on remaining sts.
Break yarn leaving a long tail, pull through remaining sts & close the top, sewing in the tail on wrong side of hat. Lightly block & lay flat to dry.
|And here is the hat finished. see how the qiviut fibre gives a silkier texture to the wool !|
|The Grass is always greener on the other side !|
|The Trinity wrap complete ♥|
Other knitting that I'm working on is the Gunnister shrug. Organic Shetland wool with Cables, Moss & Trinity sts. I started writing the pattern (no picture yet-I'm only half done)& can be found here:www.absoluteshetland.websiteanimal.com/free-pattern/4591423850