Marled hat

Marled hat 1

Purl Soho’s new Line Weight yarn (100% merino wool) is wonderful-feeling stuff, and it knits up beautifully – it is incredibly soft, with just a little halo around it.  This project called for the yarn to be held doubled throughout, and I am very glad for that, because it is so fine and thin, I think it would take forever to finish a single-strand project!

As it is, this hat took a while, given that it’s knit on US 4s and the entire thing is a K1 P1 ribbed pattern.  The pattern is available here and I used one skein each of colors Heirloom White and Cardamom Green.

Marled hat 2

I knit size Women’s medium / Men’s small, but I had to use US 4s (instead of the recommended US 3s) because that was all I had available.  Although I took care to knit with a tight gauge, given how stretchy the resulting fabric is, I should have knit one size smaller – even if I was on US 3s.  The FO might be a better fit on my husband than me – it fits me fine, just not as snugly as I would like.

I absolutely love the marled look – this is one of those projects that, if only I had the time, I would knit in every color, just to see how it came out!  Because each skein is a whopping 494 yards, I have enough left for another hat – if anyone wants to knit one for themselves, I’d be happy to send you the yarn and the pattern link 🙂

Marled hat 3

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7 comments on “Marled hat

  1. Did you see their pattern for the scarf using 7 skeins of this yarn all held together? I duplicated it in Malabrigo lace weight, but I imagine it would be just as lovely in their yarn, and a bit thicker. Yum!

    • Yes, it’s gorgeous – so many great color combinations! I almost bought the yarn for it right before Christmas, but decided I’d better wade through my huge queue of projects-in-waiting first 🙂

  2. I love the look of this yarn and this colour combination!

  3. Love to try the yarn
    Is it available still.?

    • It’s yours! If you e-mail me your mailing address, I’ll send it out to you right away. Happy knitting!

  4. That’s so nice of you to share your remaining yarn! I love how your project came out. It reminds me that I still want to make one. I have a dirty love for fingering weight yarns, but I don’t have all the time to use them or their leftovers. This is GREAT for those half skeins! I’m trying so hard to “shop my stash.” The funny thing is that I’m so delighted by my impeccable taste – ha!

  5. Amy and OnBlueberryHill,
    I went to the Purl Soho site looking for the boyfriend scarf using 7 skeins but don’t find it. Can you provide a link. I have marled yarn (already in my stash) and would love to make both together. Thanks.

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