It may be still summer, but already August, it will be cooling down here in no matter of time… Last spring I had a terrific experience working with Pear Tree Yarns for a design of this slouch hat. I know the colors of it reminiscent my Palisel Hat, but when Sue (of PTY) saw it she was thrilled and wanted me to design one of a kind with their yarns.
You see a hat, but this project is filled with techniques used: Intarsia, Various textures, short-rows, Kitchener stitch, picking up stitches, working in around. We, knitters, all come in different categories and learn those techniques on various occasions and a small project like this can be pretty rewarding.
Sizes Small (Large)
To fit head size: 20 (22)”
Finished hat circumference: 18.5 (21.75)”
Finished hat length including brim: 12.75″
1 skein Pear Tree 4 ply Merino Yarn (100% merino wool; 215 yds per 100 g skein) in Sienna
1 skein Pear Tree 4 ply Shades of Alpaca Yarn (50% merino, 50% alpaca; 215 yds per 100 g skein) in Sand
1 skein Pear Tree 4 ply Shades of Alpaca Yarn (50% merino, 50% alpaca; 215 yds per 100 g skein) in Clay
Size 6 (4 mm) straight needles
Size 6 (4 mm) circular needle (16″ long) or dpn
22 sts and 36 rows in 4″ over St st
Price: USD 6.00
Pattern is a .pdf format file, 2 pages
You can find more pictures through here
I want to express special thanks to my photographer and layout designer, fellow friend and a blogger Vanessa Yap/coloursknits for her help as well as Alexandria Virgiel for tech editing the pattern and Pear tree yarns for their fabulous yarns!
Sue, the owner of Pear Tree Yarn company has a store in Torquay, Australia, where her company has started out from. I hope this would be one of my point of destinations if I ever go to visit Oz!
My flickr and Habu partner in crime, Kirsten of assemblage blog fame, has got these pictures for me when she was visiting that area last! Thank you!
So here is the store itself… regardless the size, I must assure you, their yarns are just fabulously soft and pleasure to work with!
As Sue has explained to me, the mill that produces their yarns is using old type of machinery and that is why their yarns come with a handspun look. Here is a wall of heaven!