December 8, 2017

F.O. Deep Woods Toque by Kiyomi Burgin

Pattern:  Deep Woods Toque
Designer: Kiyomi Burgin

Yarn: Sweet Fiber Yarns Super Sweet Sock:  80% merino 20% nylon
Colourway: Vintage Lace

Yarn
Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere Sock:  70% Merino 20% Nylon and 10% Cashmere
Colourway: Maize


Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere Sock


Needles:   2.75mm and 3.25mm

Ravelry: my notes

Added Notes:  
1. This was a fun pattern to knit.  Once I got through the 5-1/4 inch of fingering weight ribbing the tree pattern knit up quickly.  I like the way the brim folds up offering that extra warmth on your ears.
2. Tanis Fiber Arts and I go way back.  She was the first indie dyer I bought yarn from in 2011 when I got back into knitting. Since that time I have knit 38 projects with her yarn!  When I saw the colourway Tanis dyed for Knit City this year I knew I wanted to do something special with it.  I decided to knit Deep Woods Toque which had been in my queue for some time.  I love how good this colourway looks when paired with Antique Lace.  The bonus is I still have enough of the Tanis Fiber Arts skein left to knit another small project.



3.  The only modification I made was to knit the first row in the same colour as the trees and not in a contrasting colour as the pattern suggests.





I hope you are enjoying your knitting and are not too frantic during this holiday season.  Happy weekend!
p.s. Thank you to my daughter for modelling this hat.  I had her in mind when I knit it.

9 comments:

  1. It's so beautiful, and that TFA colourway is perfect for it!! I love Tanis's yarn as well- they do a fabulous job. And your hat is incredible!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I am so happy with how it turned out.

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  2. Ooooh! That colorway is Gorgeous! I just love the pinkish golds and browns. And the hat looks like it was dyed to match your daughter's hair. That hat is absolutely perfect!

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    1. Thanks Jeannie! Now if she would only wear it!

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  3. What a beautiful pattern and yarn. Gorgeous.

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  4. Oh, so in love with this gentle and subtle colorwork! Just lovely!

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  5. Beautiful pairing of colors! What did you use for the pom pom as well?

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