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Polarized

We’ve always been into buying local in our home. There’s a wonderful farmer’s market up the street, my LYS carries a lot of local fibers and my first knitting book was about yarns that are American from sheep to skein – 100% local to our country.

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The Fiberists is a local Virginian yarn company run by Spencer and Reggie. They approach the creation of their hand dyed yarn with a research based process and their inspiration comes from the work of influential naturalists and scientists and their discoveries of colors, forms and structures. Each color has both a scientific name and a more color-specific name. I love their yarn, their science theme, their colors and the guys themselves are great.

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I’ve done a few designs for them in the past (Ulee’s Hat, Kinderhook, Booker and Rimrock) and I’m pleased to introduce my latest, the Polarized Hat.

Using 1 hank each of diamond and graphite in their Curie Heavy Worsted, the yardage is generous enough to be able to get 2 hats out of it if you reverse the MC and CC. This hat combines a lot of my favorite knitting elements for a hat – highly contrasting Fair Isle color work, Latvian braids, corrugated ribbing, a tassel and a classic slouchy silhouette. This unisex design looks great on anyone and everyone!

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It’s hard to believe that winter is right around the corner (I’ve started my holiday gift knitting, have you?)… This hat is a quick knit that will keep the wearer warm and happy until spring and beyond.

Download the Polarized Hat pattern here.

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  1. Lorinda #

    I love this! Way too cute!!!

    September 10, 2014

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