|I had no idea the crown would look so lovely once finished|
I learnt how to do Fair Isle two-handed stranded knitting at an evening workshop with Deborah Gray, which I have posted about here. Now a couple of photos of the hat inside-out to show the stranding.
Deborah has made up these kits that include an original Kate Davies pattern as well as the exact measurements of wool required to complete the hat. Such a good idea to buy it as a kit, as I have already started looking into creating another Fair Isle hat but having to purchase entire balls of wool just for a few rows of colour really makes the total cost add up!
Peerie Flooers, meaning small flowers and is by Kate Davies, a stunning blog if you enjoy knitting design and Scottish landscapes.
I knitted the medium sized hat which is slightly slouchier than the one Kate wears in the photos on her blog.
I loved knitting in the round and using the 'magic loop' idea. Stranding the wool in two hands was easy and I didn't have any tangling problems at all! Thanks so much to Kate for such a pretty pattern. I am hoping to start the Scatness tam next! And Thanks to Deborah for teaching these techniques to me. She even talked me through the pattern over the phone when I needed help starting on the crown!