Tuesday, September 29, 2009
On your own heid beet
Pattern: neep heid (alternate colourway: beet heid) by Kate Davies
Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper yarn in 27 (grey), 118 (green), 87 (burgundy), and FC58 (heathered brown)
Needles: 40cm/3mm circular needle, 3mm dpns
I was so chuffed when the lovely Kate asked if I'd like to knit the alternate colourway of neep heid - you can see from my outfit that I do like my beetroot shades.
The pattern was lovely to knit and it came together in almost no time. I love the i-cord cast on and the corrugated rib at the brim, I'll be using both techniques again soon. I also love the J&S 2 ply jumper yarn. The colours just glow and like all Shetland fibre it has a wonderful bouncy handle to it. I'll be buying more J&S very soon - possibly to make matching accessories for my beet heid.
Thanks to the fabulous Felix for taking the photos. Don't you think she's done a fantastic job of completely concealing the fact that I'm sat next to a dual carriageway in Reading at rush hour?