Sylkie + Norfolk

Two alpaca knits to share with you! This is Gudrun Johnston’s Sylkie knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. The slipped stitch pattern is worked without a cable needle, which was quite nice once I got the hang of it and trusted that I wouldn’t drop the stitch! It’s knit lengthwise and grafted together at the end so you could easily knit it as long as you like.

And this is Amy Christoffers’ Norfolk Hat. This was a very exciting project for me – my first using the tubular cast on technique. I’m in love. Seriously. It results in such a neat, flexible edge. I used these two tutorials.

Now for more projects using tubular cast on…

[Second photo courtesy of Christopher]

[Ravelled: Sylkie + Norfolk Hat]

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7 Responses to “Sylkie + Norfolk”

  1. lauren Says:

    oh that *is* a neat edge! I’ve never tried the tubular cast on! I’ll have to give it a go next time.

  2. Laura Michelle Says:

    Oh, do! It really is a fun technique. I was skeptical that the edge would hold together once I cut out the scrap yarn, but it truly is magic.

  3. rachel Says:

    I love the colours you chose (my fav!) and that toque is fantastic – you may just have fixed my Christmas knitting/sister-in-law’s annual toques problem!

  4. Laura Michelle Says:

    Awesome! Thank you, Rachel – glad to help!

  5. Jane Flanagan Says:

    Beautiful work Laura – only you would make me want a new toque at the start of the summer!!

  6. luciana Says:

    What a gorgeous hat. I love the colour! Perfect for Spring and early Summer.

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