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January 3 2011
January 21 2011
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Fenimore by Jared Flood
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Angel's Kiss Alpaca Yarn Worsted Alpaca-Merino
1 skein = 220.0 yards (201.2 meters), 100 grams
Lovelyarns in Baltimore, Maryland

The cable chart looks much more overwhelming than it is in reality. It’s actually quite clear, well-written, and eventually intuitive to read without the key. A pleasurable knit!

Steam blocked this rather than wet blocking since I was certain the alpaca would make it grow larger than I’d like. Steam did a marvelous job evening out the stitches and accentuating the cables.

I think if I were to knit this again, I’d drop down a needle size on the hat body to tighten the cables as they decrease at the crown, but that’s a bit nitpicky.

The Angel’s Kiss Alpaca Merino blend is a dream to work with. The kettle dyeing allows for gorgeous and subtle tonal variegation. It mixes the best of both worlds - the softness of alpaca without shedding, and the springy feel of merino. Ideal for cable knitting.

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by Angel's Kiss Alpaca Yarn
Alpaca, Merino
200 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: January 12, 2011
  • Finished: January 22, 2011
  • Updated: February 20, 2014
  • Progress updates: 5 updates