Sunday, November 21, 2010

Selbu Modern

I love this hat! It’s been keeping my head warm since coming off the blocking plate! 

The pattern is lovely, Kate is such a talented designer.  The instructions very clear and easy to follow. Another fantastic thing is there isn’t many long floats - great for fair isle first timers. This was my first attempt at knitting with two colours, and if I do say so myself it’s worked out pretty well. I don’t know if my technique is quite right. I just did what felt right for me.

The baby alpaca yarn is just unbelievably AMAZING. I cannot get enough of this stuff. It’s like knitting with butter, it’s so soft! The ball band described the yarn as DK, but I thought it was a little thinner. It worked out perfectly for this pattern (which is lucky as I didn’t swatch…) I used a little over 1 skein of the main colour and about 0.8skein of the contrasting charcoal colour.

This is potentially my most successful knitted item to date!


  1. It's so pretty!! The colours you chose are great too.

  2. That is lovely. I'm using Baby Alpaca DK at the moment and it is amazing. I hope my cardi turns out well because I really want it to be something I wear all the time. Sooo soft.

  3. Thanks for your lovely comments!

    Mooncalf - I'm sure your cardi will be lovely and snuggly. I may have to follow your lead and make a some form of jumper, one item in this lovely yarn is just not enough!