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.Tupelo Slouch.


This is now my new favorite hat, hands down. The pattern is by Sara Gresbach and can be found here. I never before thought that I could knit a hat with cotton yarn, but it worked out wonderfully. I don’t know why I was so fixated with the idea that hats should always be knitted with wool or wool blends. The stitch definition is wonderful, the yarn doesn’t tickle my forehead at all (as seems to be a problem with even the softest of wools). And the color, I love it. I changed to a bit smaller needles and dk weight yarn, as the spring is coming and I wanted something lighter to wear. Really easy and fast to knit, but the result looks much more complicated.

 


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CLOUD MITTENS
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You need: 125 m or 135 yards of DK weight yarn (blue sample knit with Novita Wool, 100% wool, 135 m/ 50g) 125 m or 135 yards of sport weight yarn for the lining (blue sample: Garnstudio Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, 70% alpaca, 30% silk, 167 m/ 50 g) 
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Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 5 cm (2 inches)


To fit an average woman hand
Intermediate knitting skills required