Although there aren’t many (any?) days of the year that I really need a warm beanie here in California, I’ll be traveling home for Thanksgiving and to a conference in Germany shortly after, so I wanted to make an awesome, slouchy, cozy hat.
I chose the Tied Knots beanie by Justyna Lorkowska. It’s a really beautiful free pattern for DK weight yarn. The only modification I made was to go down a couple needle sizes. It knit up very quickly!
I used some Rowan Alpaca Colour that I got when I subscribed to Rowan Magazine last year. I had 3 skeins of it, and I only used about one and a half for this project, so maybe I’ll make some mittens or gloves to go with the hat. I think Rowan may have discontinued this yarn, but it’s very soft. I’m didn’t really realize that the yarn had such clear stripes before I started knitting it up, and I’m not sure that I love them for this piece. I think I would have preferred a solid color. But I like that it’s different.
I swear that the trees near where I live are more colorful this fall than they have been for the other three falls I’ve spent here. It’s great! I’ve been trying to take a lot of walks in autumn-y clothes with a tea to go so I really soak in all of the season.
I’m looking forward to my upcoming travels – any recommendations on yarn stores in Munich?
Rosental 9, 80331
Nymphenburger Str. 96, 80636
Wolle Rödel München Mathäser (in Creativmarkt)
Bayerstraße 3, 80335
Worb wool, fashion and more
Türkenstraße 43, 80799
Wolle & Schönes
Wasserburger Landstraße 250, 81827
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