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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

On your own heid beet

beet heid

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
Ravelled: here

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.

beet heid

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.

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?


Jodi said...

Oh, it's just lovely! I'm also enamored of your jacket.

Viv said...

Oh, I am so glad I ordered yarn for more neepy and beety heid-huggers. Matching accessories are a good idea - maybe we could join forces?

Can't wait to start my own beet heid soon, after seeing your lovely one.



Felix said...

The Beet-Heid looks gorgeous and I was very admiring of your coordinated ensemble yesterday, including so many lovely handmade things and tied together in such a lovely palette!

It was a joy to take photos and I enjoyed the challenge of trying to disguise the ugly road in images of your lovely FO!

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your knitting, but that title really gets me

Liz said...

Hopefully in a good way(!) - but if not I lay all the blame on the boyfriend who suggested the pun.