13 February 2009

New yarn and new project

As the weather is still cold and we have had more snow (it didn't last till this morning though) I thought I'd treat myself to a hand knitted hat in a gorgeous colour.

I chose this Debbie Bliss Ralto Aran as it is 100% Merino wool and feels lovely and soft. I sometimes find wool itchy but this is not going to be a problem :o)

I have found a lovely pattern in issue 10 of Yarn Forward magazine and the pattern is called Cecile. The pattern in the magazine isn't correct but the errata can be found on the link I've provided. Good Old Ravelry!

I'm hoping that it won't actually need as much as two balls of wool, so I will be able to make another for someone else!


LizzieJane said...

I love Debbie Bliss yarn and I am sure your hat will be stunning in that wonderful color!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful yarn ! I love mernio wool ! The color is very lovely ! Happy Valentine's Day :) xo

Jackie said...

I love that hat pattern and it will look great in that colour!

I have no idea where I will wear the little felty brooch but it is very pretty :O)

Anonymous said...

That's a really cute pattern. I have nothing but love for Debbie Bliss yarns, I think because they're aimed at the baby/toddler market they're extra soft but she was the first designer who made me consider moving from my trusty acrylic to natural fibres.

Can't wait to see your hat finished!

Joy said...

I know that is going to look gorgeous on you, lovely yarn and lovely pattern. Hope you will show us the finished article.