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Alaska Hat

March 17, 2021 1 Comment

Alaska Hat

I have added seven new colours to the Naturally dyed soft fingering pure merino collection, and it includes these three variegated/ speckled ones; Twizolo, Sunseta and TigerDance.


Because I know how helpful it is to see colourways knitted up, for these three colours I made some bunting so you can get an idea - depending on needle size/ gauge/ stitch count the final appearance of your project will be unique to you.


I was inspired to create Sunseta whilst working on the Alaska hat, a new class that I'm teaching next month.

Three cakes of variegated yarn top view
Three knitted swatches

In this class taught via Zoom you will learn two handed colourwork knitting, how to weave in medium floats, and the ladderback jacquard technique for longer floats.  

Taught over 4 weeks to take you through step by step, completing the class will set you up to be able to take on so many colourwork designs with confidence - colourwork knitting is truely my favourite, whether it's stripes, mosaic knitting or traditional colorwork I love them all.  If you'd like to sign up for the class, details are here. 

Alaska hat is a really fun knit, and if you'd like to make one too you'll need 2 x CakeQuarters of each colour, aka 50g/ 169m/ 184y from the Naturally dyed soft fingering pure merino collection, and you'll have enough left over to make a pom pom too. I made the first one with ChocolateVelvet for the trees, and I'm rather tempted to use DragonTail for the next one. If you'd like to look at any colour combos send me an email and I'll put some options together for you.

Colour swatch ideas for Alaska hat



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Janet Goldberg
Janet Goldberg

March 21, 2021

I’d like to take the alaska hat kal in April. Do you still have room in either of the classes?

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