Hello, how are you all doing? I've been doing some more test knitting for Helen from the Curious Handmade Podcast. This is the Eden Fells Hat and the matching Eden Fells Scarf, the last two patterns from the Dream Big collection.
It's a great unisex pattern, Helen knit hers in grey and looks great on her male model, it can be knit as a more fitted hat or add a few extra rows of the chevron pattern for more slouch. It's knit with a squishy worsted weight yarn, it would be a great Christmas gift as it didn't take too long to knit. I used Drops Nepal in a vibrant red, perfect to add a little colour to the winter months.
This really is my perfect hat, I knit the medium size with the extra slouch, it's just the right amount of slouch for me. I can see myself wearing this a lot over the winter months as it's very cosy even my youngest daughter has asked me to knit her a set, it's the first time she's requested anything knitted!!!!
I knit the scarf to the exact pattern but you could make it shorter or longer, if preferred. After soaking for 20 minutes and removing excess water by rolling in a towel, I let it dry naturally by hanging over an airer. Once dry it measured 75", a good length for me. Helen does recommend steam blocking but the yarn I used needed a good soak to soften it up, it did block well but probably grew more than what steaming would.
The patterns have now been released and as these are the last two Dream Big 2014 patterns, Helen is offering a discount code for a limited time. If you buy any two single patterns from the Dream Big collection, you can add ANY of Helen's other patterns to your cart for free, just add the code DBPARTY at the checkout.
Also on the knitting front, I've finished one of my Leaf Collector Mitts. I'm using Skein Queen Blush in Dipped Rosewater, this yarn is so soft and luxurious.
I've also cast on another pair of mitts for a Christmas gift, they are the Global Nomad Handwarmers by Curious Handmade. I'm also making the most of the free Curious Handmade Knitvent Gift Knitting Planner, this is a great idea to keep track of what you want to knit for Christmas gifts and keep yourself organised. I'm taking part in Little Bobbins Mitt-Along which is keeping me focused and stopping me from casting anything else on.
I've been reading the back issues of my Pom Pom Quarterly magazines for Christmas gift ideas, I'm linking this post to Ginny's Yarn Along and Nicole's KCCO.
Thank you for stopping by, enjoy your week.
gorgeous pattern!! both the scarf and hat are gorgeous!! that would make a really cool xmas present. also love your mitten!! i've started a pair of Adrift also for the KAl, super fun and quick to knit!
Lovely! And who couldn't love a yarn with a colourway called Dipped Rosewater. I think I need the project planner too - I do tend to have all sort of plans that get lost on the way to Christmas.
My goodness you are a busy lady!
I love the read of the hat and the scarf, you are spot on about the amount of slouch, too much and it sort of makes it look like the back of your head is melting off! I think you've added just the right amount of slouch, and both and the scarf look great on you.
Your leafy mitt is beautiful, so delicate looking :)
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. You always have very nice things going on.
Ohhhhhhhh I love love love that red!!!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this red set, I must have the hat. Loved it.
I enjoy reading your blog.
Have a nice day.
It didn't occur to me that could be unisex until you said. Nice pattern. Jo x
You've been busy. beautiful knits. I love the matching hat and scarf.
What a lovely set. I love those Leaf Collector mitts too. Thanks for the link for the holiday planner. Definitely going to use that!
Wow, that vibrant red really adds some colour to the misty grey November days! And it suits you very well! Lena x
Lovely pattern inspired by the fells near to where I live!
You are right, that hat has the perfect amount of slouch. The scarf and hat patterns are beautiful. Great color yarn also.
You go on the slouch. That's the way to go. I so like this set. My eyes are glued onto the texture and lovely color.
The hat and scarf are lovely in that beautiful red.
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