Friday, 26 November 2010

FO Friday- Pour me a hurricane

Another Christmas gift ticked off, although this one has two possible recipients, so I am not sure where it is going.
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The pattern is Hurricane Hat by Andrea Goutier, made using Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. It took less than two balls, in fact, probably less than one and a half to make a hat that fits me as a snug beanie (jury is out as to whether I have a pea head or a huge noggin (noggin is a head to those unfamiliar with English slang), it really depends what I am wearing). The colourway is greeny-grey and it is so very soft. However, it does shed quite a lot, I looked a bit like I had been petting a cat when I was done knitting, so I will have to give it a good shake out before I wrap it.
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It is a great pattern, very simple to remember, purl stitches spiral around the hat giving a swirly hurricane feel. There is a very important M1 instruction, without that there is no swirliness, so if you try it watch out for that! Being a chunky wool it is also a speedy knit, I finished it in a day (admittedly a day spent mostly knitting, but still)

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As for the other hurricane, follow this link and sing along (safe video, no nekkids, but a couple of bikinis and large moustache). Hmm, quite fancy a cocktail now (not actually now, it is only about 11 in the morning here!)
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Apologies for overuse of brackets in this post :)

3 comments:

  1. That is a great hat, I have it in my Rav queue. I love the yarn you chose for it too...of course, anytime I see Alpaca you'll see me say that.

    Have a great Fiber Arts Friday!

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  2. That looks like an interesting knit. I like the yarn you chose.

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  3. I definitely want to wear this hat. I love the hurricane-swirls, and the colour is perfect.

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