hermaness worsted

Presenting the third hat in the fringehatalong series and my favorite so far: Hermaness Worsted by Gudrun Johnston.

I love the look of the simple Shetland lace pattern knitted up in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. The colorway is Almanac which is a gorgeous dark blue with bright blue flecks that seem to glow. Would love to knit a big cozy sweater with this yarn! It's so lightweight but with a rustic feel and very warm. I did have one occurrence of a breakage in yarn while working the crown decreases but no other issues. And now that I've fallen down the Brooklyn Tweed rabbit hole, there are some fall knitting plans in the works involving Loft:

Like my back-to-school haul? Toms sheep sneakers, Knerdshop knitting bag, Midwestern Knits book, Brooklyn Tweed Loft.

Also, the fourth hat in the fringehatalong was just announced last week. Can't wait to pick out some colors for this one. Not to mention the second Fringe and Friends Knitalong coming this fall. Must knit faster!



Sorry for the long silence this month, but things have been a bit topsy-turvy here lately. I had to make an emergency trip to Vietnam (due to some health issues with my dad) and just came back a week ago. Re-entry into real life has been difficult but hopefully things will get back to a normal routine soon. Making the most of the last couple of weeks of summer vacation. Can't believe that school will be starting soon! Where has the summer gone? Time to get those warm weather WIP's off the needles in order to make way for all the new Fall knits.

I finally finished my Hitofude after knitting on it off and on for over a year. Just happy that it fits, although there's not a lot of wiggle room in the upper body.

The yarn is Quince & co. Sparrow, a linen yarn with beautiful drape and colors but not a lot of give. I would definitely knit this clever and fun pattern again with the same yarn, but in the next size up and in a more neutral color. This rose color is pretty but an off-white or grey cardi would be worn more often. Can't recommend this pattern highly enough, especially if you are in the market for a knit that can be easily worked on over a long span of time. The lace pattern is easily memorized and intuitive. Just make sure to keep track of where you last left off in the pattern.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone's August happenings. Hope that it's been a good month for you all :)