Today I thought I'd introduce you to the next Drift Collection pattern in more detail - this is Pimms Cup by Thea Colman. Thea is based in the US, and has been releasing patterns that I have continuously queued. We worked together on a couple of previous patterns - Cardamom Rose and Dubonnet, so I was thrilled that she was up for being involved in our collection. Anyway, Pimms Cup is a slouchy hat, with a lace pattern and optional bobble. It has just the right amount of slouch, in my biased opinion. Here are the details you need: Materials Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell DK (DK, 100% baby Alpaca; 100m / 109yds per 50g skein) Shade: Dogwood; 2 x 50g skein(s) Needles and Accessories 3.25mm (US 3) circular needles, 30 -40cm (12-16in) length (or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge) 3.75mm (US 5) circular needles, 30 -40cm (12-16in) length (or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge) One set of DPNs in larger size for crown. Note: If you would like hat to be a bit smaller or larger, go up or down one needle size. Notions Stitch marker, darning needle Sizes One size Finished brim circumference: 42.5 cm /16.75in Finished hat circumference: 45.75 cm /18 in To fit: 50.75cm / 20in Length: 24cm / 9.5in Note: sizing may seem small, however the alpaca yarn creates a knitted fabric that will stretch to fit. Gauge 28 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over ribbing stitch, in the round, on 3.25mm/US 3 needles after blocking. 26 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm (4 in) over lace and cable stitch, in the round, on 3.75mm/US 5 needles after blocking. And here are some links for you Pattern page on Ravelry Buy the Ebook on Ravelry Buy the single print pattern Buy the print book from Sunday onwards (print copies have digital download codes inside) Yarn is here And here's the Lookbook (which is basically a book preview) Phew. I'll let you look through the photos now, anyway. They were shot over the summer (heh) up at the top of the Chevin, looking over Otley and lots more of Yorkshire!            On location IMG_4477IMG_4476IMG_4484IMG_4482IMG_4487IMG_4469IMG_4481IMG_4479IMG_4489IMG_4471IMG_4490IMG_4486 Final word We're having a Drift KAL/CAL - it'll run for three months, will be quite informal, and there'll be prizes. Come and sign up at our lovely Ravelry group!


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