Tuesday, September 11, 2012

It's not Friday, but here's some handspun yarn!

I had so much fun with this project, from start to finish. Hmm, I usually do with my spinning projects.
So, I took this fiber from FatCatKnits Day's End Fire on the Water, Polwarth:

FCK Day's End Fire on the Water- 4oz Polwarth

and spun this yarn with it: 3.6oz, 2-ply, 400yds

FCK-Day's End Fire on the Water 3.6oz Polwarth-2-ply-400yds

It was so bouncy, that it would not stay in place for a photo, when I rolled it up.

FCK-Day's End Fire on the Water 3.6oz Polwarth-2-ply-400yds

FCK-Day's End Fire on the Water 3.6oz Polwarth-2-ply-400yds

I was so happy with this yarn, and that's why I decided to knit it up right away.
I found the Norby hat by Gudrun Johnston. I've been wanting to knit it for a while now. Love the design, and the finished hat too. Polwarth is such a lovely fiber.

FCK Fire on Water Polwarth- Norby hat-6

FCK Fire on Water Polwarth- Norby hat-7

FCK Fire on Water Polwarth- Norby hat-3

FCK Fire on Water Polwarth- Norby hat-1

I've knit the prim back and forth, instead of in the round, and closed it after the garter section, sewing the little gab shut, with the cast on end. I didn't increase after the prim, because I thought it was wide enough, but other than that I've knit it as written. I don't like to do tassels or pom poms although I love to have them on the hat(s). I started out working after the instructions in the pattern, but veered off soon enough. In the end I had one tassel, but attached with two strings. Well, lets just say I was glad it was attached, and didn't fall off.




11 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Very cute and fun hat.
Once of the very first sweaters I made was a polworth/silk blend - it's lovely.

LaurieM said...

Perfect match of yarn and pattern. I wouldn't have thought it would be so green.

Cindy/KS said...

Lovely yarn! Lovely hat!

Sharon V said...

I love the color and the hat! Great job!

Knatolee said...

SO beautiful!

christine said...

Both the hat and the yarn turned out beautifully. Well done!

2paw said...

Beautiful wool and I love the way it looks knitted up. You did pick the perfect pattern!!

Bobbie said...

I live how those colors came out - such a happy hat!

monica said...

Lovely! You always spin beautiful yarn!

curlsandq said...

Q - Quite lovely!

Bea said...

oooooh, die Mütze ist ja total schöööön geworden.
Witzig wieviel heller das gesponnene Garn ist im Vergleich zum Kammzug.

Liebe Grüße, die Bea