úlfur hat by ash alberg

úlfur hat

by ash alberg
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April 2015
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in chevron stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
112 - 140 yards (102 - 128 m)
one size - fits average adult head
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i am definitely someone with a northern sensibility. i prefer the cold, i like big open spaces without too many humans, and i love layers upon layers of clothing. so it’s no surprise that iceland is my favourite place to visit. when i went camping on the edge of reykjavik a few years ago, i climbed waterfalls and dormant volcanoes, baa-ed with random sheep, and drooled over all the incredible fibre art. i also bought a tiny ukulele that i named “úlfur”, which is icelandic for “wolf.” this hat reminds me of that trip and the colours of a wolf’s fur, hence the name.

you can buy the matching úlfur cuffs here.

knitting skills used: knit, purl, short rows, k2tog, kfb, knitting in the round

yarn yardages: 35g/140 yards of northbound knitting merino fingering singles and 11g/140 yards of shibui silk cloud, held together OR 32g/112 yards of tanis fiber arts’ purple label cashmere sock

needle: US 5/3.25mm 16 inch/40cm circular PLUS dpns OR circular needle long enough for magic loop

thanks to lindsay and odessa for test knitting, and to the lovely madison for modelling!

you can read more about úlfur on my blog: http://sunflower-knit.blogspot.ca/2015/04/ulfur-hat-cuffs...