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Lacy sweetness
January 16 2016
January 30 2016
Project info
Lacy sweetness
Tiima by Lilja Palmgren
Needles & yarn
Jade Sapphire Silk/Cashmere 2-ply
72 yards in stash
0.82 skeins = 328.0 yards (299.9 meters), 45 grams
Raveler AzuritDragOnFly
December 16, 2014

Unlined version without the ribbon & beads but with an added pompom. 35g for the hat, 10g for the pompom, 10g left.

Even on size 2mm needle and using a lace weight yarn, the border is really, really loose, I think there’s too many stitches cast on in this hat. It turned out way too big too, probably partly because I used 3.25mm needle for the main body instead of 3mm, but I feel like I should have knit the entire thing in 2mm or 2.5mm to get a good fit with that many stitches around. Either way, if I make this hat again, I think I’ll size down the needles or use 1 less pattern repeat.


  • I didn’t have a 3 mm needle on hand so I used a 3.25 mm needle instead.

  • I used a different border - p1, (k1, p1) 4 times, repeat - and worked it 32 rows instead of 16 for a wider border. It would have looked amazing too with a ktbl instead of k. After that I folded the border and attached it to the cast on edge at every stitch.

  • Since I wasn’t using a ribbon, I omitted the YOs on row 2 and simply worked the pattern as I previously established, replacing k1 by k1tbl and working a m1 purlwise increase in every pattern repeat in between the two purl stitches.

  • Once I started the chart, I kept the pattern going until the cables went over.


This yarn is absolutely gorgeous, incredibly soft and easy to work with. Ony downside I have found so far is that the yarn is really weak, and tends to break easily - maybe they should’ve added a little bit of nylon in there for durability. Anyways it really has to be handled with care, but it looks (and feels) absolutely amazing, I would knit with this again but would definitely keep it for luxury items.

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by Jade Sapphire
55% Silk, 45% Cashmere goat
400 yards / 55 grams
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  • Originally queued: January 7, 2016
  • Project created: January 18, 2016
  • Finished: January 30, 2016
  • Updated: February 1, 2016