FO: Asklöv

Pattern: Asklöv hat by Nicolina Lindsten
Yarn: Geilsk tynd uld

It is still FREEZING outside so go me for finishing a hat! I got inspired for this hat by the last autumn issue of Pom Pom Quarterly. I’m so in love with this magazine, and have been a subscriber for over a year now, but still this is the first FO resulting from it (although many more project are in my queue).

But despite it being my first finished Pom Pom project this is actually my second FO by this designer! Remember the cute Saffran baby cardi? Yep, from the same brilliant mind. For both projects it’s very calming colourwork to knit, once you get that dreadful twisted rib brim done. But I can’t complain too much, because the brim does look lovely. 

I used some Danish yarn for this, Geilsk tynd uld is a 100% wool light fingering yarn with a lovely natural palette. As the name says it is quite thin wool, but with the folded brim and colourwork making for a double layer it is nice and warm. The only thing I disliked a bit is that the yarn seems a little easy too break, so don’t put too much tension on it.

Oh and I also finished a pair of fraternal vanilla socks. The yarn is regia that I got for my birthday, accidentally they bought me mismatched yarn but I didn’t think it mismatched at all!  A lovely pair and already the third pair finished this year!

How has the first month of 2017 been for you?

9 thoughts on “FO: Asklöv

  1. wow, nice hat! those socks are really spectacular though. the alternating colors are very complementary!! we have each started a sweater, my second and h’s first, so a little ambitious but so far its been fun.

  2. You couldn’t have picked a lovelier pattern for your first Pom Pom knit. It’s gorgeous, especially in the forest green. I’ve been subscribing to PPQ since the beginning and find it so inspiring. Love the fun fraternal socks!

  3. Oh my gosh, I love those fraternal socks. Those colors go together so well-I think I’ll have to try to find yarn to make a pair like that myself! The hat is lovely as well-twisted rib is such a pain to knit, but it really does look spectacular 🙂

  4. I really did say, “ooooh!”, when I saw that hat. You are a beautiful knitter. Those socks are brilliant!
    January treated me well and I am looking forward to an even better February. 🙂

  5. what a great hat!!!! i have about two years worth of PomPom….and really need to browse through them again. Loved everything about them when they arrived…and then…????? oops!

  6. I don’t know why, but leaf patterns have always spoken to me. The colourwork is lovely and I bet the colour suits you very well. Have you had a lot of opportunities to wear it yet? It’s been milder here, but not enough for me to go hatless.

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