Now that the weather is getting colder I’ve been getting more into my knitting projects. Last year I made the Rose Red Hat by Ysolda Teague as a Christmas present for my sister. I had always intended on making another since it’s such a wonderful pattern. This week I finished my own version and when we went for a walk in St Anne’s park in Dublin I took the camera to get some photos.
The hat is knit from the centre out using the i-chord technique to start. The pattern then is very straight forward and is a good pattern if you’ve already done some lace work and cables but want to take things up a level. Since it’s a small project as well you can see your progress very quickly which is fun. A few months ago I went to a workshop with Ysolda Teague and was really impressed with her knowledge and commitment to the craft and to wool making. Her new book The Rhinebeck Sweater is a collection of patterns by Ysolda and friends to celebrate sheep and wool.
I used yarn from my stash for the Rose Red Hat. It’s Malabrigo Rios in Plomo. It’s a gorgeous plummy grey colour that works brilliantly with my navy winter coat. I think I’m going to go and buy more of this yarn to make a matching scarf and maybe mittens as well!
Have you guys started your winter knitting projects? I’d love to see what you’ve been making so let me know! Also thanks for all your lovely comments and well wishes on my engagement to Mike. We’re so excited about the future!
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I'm Stephanie and I live in Dublin, Ireland. I love sewing, knitting and generally being creative. I'm on a mission to create my own handmade wardrobe. I will be sharing my projects and inspirations so stick around for handmade fashion, DIY and tutorials.