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Fidra by Gudrun Johnston
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Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
HiKoo® by skacel Simpliworsted
1 skein = 140.0 yards (128.0 meters), 100 grams

Pattern Review

The pattern suggested Brooklyn Tweed Quarry, which I think is a great yarn. However, I had some Hikoo Simpliworsted in Totally Taupe. I went down a size with my needles. I cast on with an 8 and then used a 9 for the body. I didn’t swatch and my hat turned out a bit tight for my head. I wish had used a 9 and 10. Not only was it small for my head, but it was knit tight.

The pattern was fun! It used knitting through the back loop a lot, which makes a stitch that is twisted and gives a subtle texture to the fabric. The pattern is written clearly and it uses a chart. I did have to keep checking the chart key because my short term memory is awful.

It’s a great pattern, and I completely understand why everyone on the internet is knitting it.

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by HiKoo® by skacel
55% Merino, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon
140 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: February 18, 2016
  • Project created: March 31, 2016
  • Updated: March 31, 2016