Please welcome the newest edition to my pattern collection – Autumn Gold! This can be knit as a slouch hat or a beanie, depending on what sort of look you prefer.
This is also the first time I have written a pattern which is available for both right handers and lefties! It was brought to my attention that there aren’t that many left handed knitting patterns out there, and I just thought, why not? I have created an extra page with this in mind, and intend to edit the rest of my patterns the same way.
So let me talk about the yarn – Fyberspates Rural Charm. I bought this yarn out at Fyberspates when I went to collect a loom from Jeni a couple of months ago. (Sadly I haven’t had time to play with the loom much yet!) However this yarn is LUSH. It’s a blend of 70% Blue Faced Leicester, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere and it’s so, so soft!
It was actually an accident that I bought 4ply sock yarn. I’ve never really made socks, so I wasn’t about to start designing them. I was squidging the yarn for about a week or two to figure out what it wanted to be. “What if it sets it’s sights too high?” asked my other half. “What if it wants to be an astronaut?”
It turned out that the yarn really wanted to be a hat. A lightweight hat that’s absolutely perfect for spring and autumn – when it’s warm in the day but then chilly at night.
The pattern is reasonably simple – a mixture of yarn overs and cables, to keep you busy the whole way through the pattern and your fingertips satisfied.
Today was the first time I’ve had the courage to go outside and take photos of myself. It wasn’t too bad, and the fear of looking stupid soon passed! This little cat really wanted to be part of it though – he lives nearby and we call him Socks. So original!
Autumn Gold is now available on my patterns page, as well as on Ravelry, Craftsy and Etsy. If you buy it here you don’t need to have a Ravelry account, it will just take you straight to Paypal, where you will be sent the pattern directly after payment.
For more detailed pattern information please see here.