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Honey Cap Pattern Soon Available.


Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love the chilly mornings and clear evenings, but at the same time I enjoy the last warm rays of sunshine during the days. I love wearing scarfs, hats and thick woolen jumpers, but it also feels sad to pack away all the summer clothes. Autumn is bittersweet, and while I love the weather and the colors of the nature, it also marks the shift from easy summer days to a long and dark winter time.

Today was the first time it felt like autumn. It was really foggy in the morning when I left for work and I needed to search for a hat for the first time after the warm summer. The Honey cap was the first one I found. I finished this hat on the last day of April, but didn't get to use it more than a few times since last May was exceptionally warm. So I was happy to find it and wear it, because I really like it.

After work I started to transcribe my somewhat messy notes which are scribbled over several pieces of wrinkly paper into a more readable and understandable form. I will publish the pattern soon, maybe already tomorrow, so you can also knit your own Honey cap.

And speaking of patterns: I'm also writing down the patterns for the Peacoat sweater and Cumulus Humilis mittens as I promised. They should be available soon as well. At the moment I'm putting all my extra time and effort into Magnus's sweater because I'd really like to get it done, but as soon as it's ready I promise I'll finish the patterns.


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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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