September 2016 was ‘Hat Month’

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Pandemonium, a free pattern on Ravelry knitted in Hedgehog Fibres Sock

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More Pandas, this time knitted in Jamieson & Smith 2ply jumper weight

Just for something different, I knitted beanies for a month.

We do lots of knitting for the shop, Convent & Chapel Wool Shop, often simple beautiful items to sell such as beanies, mitts and scarves, but we’re trying to build up shop samples to give people inspiration for projects and see how the yarn knits up. We’re also planning an exhibition next year and would like some interesting displays. These beanies are planned to be on show in the shop and not for sale (which we know will frustrate the non knitters – but maybe it will spur them to pick up the needles for themselves).

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Elephants this time, using Jamieson & Smith 2ply jumper weight

I’m not an experienced fairisle knitter but the beanies are great training ground – not too big, knitted in the round… and I was happy with the results.

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Elephants on Parade in Hedgehog Fibres Sock

Anyway, October is likely to be taken up by another Stephen West Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2016 and lots of gardening as the weather hopefully takes a turn for the better.

Pattern details can be found on my Ravelry Projects page.

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Able Cable Hat in Hedgehog Fibres Aran

 

 

 

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Bylong Baby Beanie in Opal Sock (with sparkles!)

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Sockhead Slouch Hat in Zauberball

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Sockhead Slouch Hat in Hedgehog Fibres Sock

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A touch of Lace with Picacho Peak in Hedgehog Fibres Sock

 

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Loved this one – Grenoble Fairisle Hat

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