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Off to Idaho
Claudia by MJ Kim
Needle and yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Valley Yarns Valley Superwash
24.2 yards in stash
1.25 skeins = 121.3 yards (110.9 meters), 62 grams

10/17- the size shrunk a bit, just enough to make it still fit. It’s a bit big on me, but it should be fine for the recipient.(that is not me in the photos).


Never used this superwash before… and yes, it does grow. The finished hat does not have the elasticity I’d like it to have. So I need to make another one... Yes, I do, I know it's a hat, and gauge isn't "supposed" to matter, but it's now too slouchy and doesn't hug the head on the brim. grrr. Need to find someone with a big head to give the first hat to.

Currently testing gauge swatches for size 4 and size 5 needles. I’m thinking size 5 is the better one… have to wait and see.

First, I really love this pattern. It’s the perfect amount of cabling, clean lines, and impact that I like for a hat.

Second, this is the first time I’m using Valley Yarns supwerwash. And boy, does that yarn have some energy in it! Super coil, lots of bounce. It’s making a nice squishy hat. The pattern is looking really nice in the ice blue colorway. after blocking. energy mellows a lot, and it stretches. You know better… swatch damnit!

Pattern notes:
Added 2 more rows to bring before starting the cabling. Wanted a longer hat to cover the ears. Didn’t need to do this step because yarn stretches so much.

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About this yarn
Valley Superwash
by Valley Yarns
Aran / 10 ply
100% Merino
97 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: August 24, 2013
  • Project created: August 25, 2013
  • Finished: October 18, 2013
  • Updated: October 25, 2013