Selbu Shetland

Pattern: Selbu Modern byKate Gagnon Osborn

Yarn: JC Rennie Unique Shetland in Laurel approx. 26 grams

and JC Rennie Supersoft Cashmere in Lissa approx. 6 grams

Needles: 2.75 mm / US 2 and 2 mm / US 0

I’ve wanted to knit this hat for ages. I mean it’s absolutely beautiful, the delicate colourwork in fingering weight wool is stunning. I felt the earthy tones and wooliness of the Rennie yarn would work well and I think it’s less of a polished type of hat and has more of a rustic old world charm which is what I was going for.  I’m very very pleased with this hat though it took forever.

I was initially worked that it was coming out too small but the miracles of blocking me that it is comfortably drying over a dinner plate so I hope that it will fit comfortably over my head as well.

I don’t know if I will knit this again, maybe but not for a very very very long time.