February 28, 2016

Gray Rose: by Thea Colman

I just made the sweetest little hat called Gray Rose by Thea Colman.  Although I had intended to knit this pattern for myself, it didn't quite go as planned. For some reason I chose to knit the hat in the smallest size.  I have to admit that I didn't bother knitting a swatch with the yarn and I ignored my inner voice telling me that the pattern was turning out too small for an adult sized head.  But I was enjoying knitting this adorable pattern so much that I decided to just finish it and put it away in my bottom drawer, as a future gift for someone special.  I definitely want to knit it again in an adult size at some future date.  Ravelled here.

Gray Rose

I loved knitting with the West Yorkshire Spinners DK yarn that I had bought in Scotland a couple summers ago.  It is a Bluefaced Leicester yarn and I find myself gravitating more often toward knitting more with sheepy yarns and less with superwash yarns.  When I was buying this yarn I thought that one could only find this yarn in Scotland or England but I soon discovered it in a Canadian yarn shop on a trip to Vancouver. 88 Stitches in Langley, British Columbia has a great selection of it both in DK and Aran weight.


WYS Bluefaced Leicester Yarn

I used my leftover Woolfolk yarn for the flowers and it worked perfectly with the WYS yarn.  I added some Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Yarn in Tidal for that punch of colour.

woolfolk far

After knitting Gray Rose I knew that I wanted to use the rest of my West Yorkshire Spinners BFL to knit a cozy sweater.  I decided on Georgetown by Hannah Fettig in her published book Home & Away.  Each pattern in this book provides you with the option to knit a seamed or seamless sweater.  Although I haven't had much luck with seaming sweaters recently I am determined to master my skills, so I have jumped right in and chose the seamed option.

I can hardly wait until it's done.  

Gotta go...must get back to knitting. Have a great week!






15 comments:

  1. Love the texture of the Woolfolk yarn! It's definitely on my must-try list! The hat turned out adorable, you have an eye for the color!

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    1. Thank you and I highly recommend Woolfolk...it is just lovely to work with.

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  2. This is just beautiful! What a great hat!

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  3. Love the cap and that sweater sounds beautiful!

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  4. Oh that is just adorable! I hope you've got enough yarn to knit it again a bit bigger for you :)

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    1. Thanks Carie: This hat is definitely in my future.

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  5. This is just adorable! And I absolutely looooove the colours you choose!

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    1. Thank you! Now I just have to find someone to give it to.

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  6. That hat is beautiful, I love the colours you pulled together for it. that little hint of turquoise is perfection!

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    1. You are always so kind Julie...thanks so much : )

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