September 11, 2016

F.O. Vitsippa by Joji Locatelli

Although I came up with a list of what I wanted to knit next, I surprised myself by picking up a hat that I had started way back in February.  When I originally started knitting it, I was very concerned that it was going to be too small, so I had put the hat away and let it hibernate for a few months.  However, I could not resist this pattern and colour combination any further and finally started over, knitting Size 2.  Out it came, and once I started I couldn't put it down.

Pattern:  Vitsippa from Pompom Quarterly Issue 12:  Spring 2015
Designer:  Joji Locatelli

Yarn:  Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cash Sillk Single (75% merino 15% cashmere 10% silk)
Colourway:  Papaya (from the Year in Colour Club 2013)
Yarn:  Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino)
Colourway:  Antler

Size:  2
Needles:  3.25mm & 2.25mm for the brim
Modifications:  I made the brim slightly smaller than the pattern suggested, as I did not want my hat to be too slouchy.


Notes
1)  Tanis LavallĂ© of Tanis Fiber Arts creates the most beautiful colourways in my opinion.  TFA Purple Label, a single ply yarn, is lovely to knit with. I think this particular colourway is quite striking, and I had this yarn in my stash for quite a while waiting for the perfect pattern to showcase it. Once I saw Vitsippa I knew it was a great match and I am so happy with the result.



2)  I love knitting any designs by Joji Locatelli.  When you knit one of her designs you are assured of a well written, high quality pattern with great attention to detail.  For example, when I finished closing the crown I was surprised to see a flower right at the top.  I was not expecting that.  I was going to add a pompom to this hat, but I really like this flower too much to hide it.
  


3)  Have you tried knitting any patterns from Pompom Quarterly?  I am such a fan of this magazine, and have quite a few of the patterns in my queue (Fika, Catchfly, Waterlily, and Campside to name a few). Do you have any favourites?

And finally, thanks to all those that entered my three year blog anniversary contest.   The winner is  Alina from The Gift of Knitting.  I will be sending you the copy of Home and Away by Hannah Fettig.  Congratulations!

20 comments:

  1. Your hat turned out so nice. I've had this pattern in my to knit list for a while, maybe it's time I revisited it ;-) I am also a huge fan of Tanis Fibre Arts, so far all the yarn I ordered from her has been stunning.

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    1. Thank you Corinne! It was a lot of fun to knit! It would look great in so many colours.

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  2. Thank you so much for the giveaway! Can't wait to get the book - the photos and projects are so inspiring!!! Love your brand new hat - such a lovely pattern and your choice of color is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you! I will be sending it out to you later this week.

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  3. So pretty. I love the fluffy pom pom too.

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  4. Love the hat :)
    Your yarn and mine are very similar this week ;)
    x

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    1. I agree...I checked out your socks...so pretty : )

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  5. Beautiful hat! I agree that it looks wonderful it that yarn - the variegation in the contrast colour add so much interest to the colourwork pattern.

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    1. Thank you Kylie! I love when the yarn and pattern work so well together...you just never know!

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  6. That hat is an absolute stunner! !I love the bright colours with the white, you made some lovely yarn choices. And the pom pom!! I was eyeing those faux fur pom poms on my trip, I want to knit a hat with one this winter. Sometimes projects need a good hibernation, I'm glad you were able to find renewed interest in it again!

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    1. Thank you Julie! It was a fun knit : )

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  7. What an absolutely gorgeous hat! Your color choices are just perfect. I've never knitted with Tanis yarn but I follow her on Instagram and constantly think about buying some.

    I'm actually knitting my first Joji Locatelli pattern now -- the Earnest cardigan. You're right that it's a super well thought out design with an eye toward little details to make it look professional. It definitely won't be my last Joji knit!

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    1. You can't go wrong with Tanis Fiber Yarn. Good quality in lovely colours. The Earnest Cardigan is gorgeous. I somehow missed seeing that one. I definitely want to knit another Joji pattern soon.

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  8. I agree with you on your color choice. That kind of coral to peach is becoming a favorite shade of mine, much to my surprise. The hat is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Ranee! I think it is a fun colour.

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  9. What a beautiful hat! I love the colors. The detail is amazing.

    I'd love to have you link up at my weekly Yarn Fanatic Party! This week's party can be found here: http://www.thephilosopherswife.net/2016/09/yarn-fanatic-party-60.html

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I will definitely check out the link.

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  10. That hat came out amazing! I just love the color combination you chose.

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    1. Thank you Florence. I had a lot of fun making it.

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