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Tin Can Knitting

We are still waiting to hear of baby rumblings, but none as yet and so there was time time to block this wee cardi!

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This is Lush, by Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits and it is an early pattern release from her upcoming book Handmade in the UK

I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted one for myself, but how nice to knit a mini version as a practice?!

I loved knitting this from the beginning. The pattern is written beautifully and clearly and quite succinct for a sweater pattern.

You begin with the delightful lace yoke and wet block it (which took too long! I almost got the hair dryer out I was so impatient to get knitting!)

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Then join the yoke and pick to the stitches for the body and collar!

I used the last of my BFL from the Halo cushion and some of my (almost gone, precious, discontinued) Blacker Corriedale and Alpaca. I love the natural colours. I was going to choose some cutesy baby buttons, but I stayed with the natural look!

Great pattern and knit and I am really looking forward to the book release for more great patterns knit in British fibre.

I also finished another TCK project, this time by Emily’s designing partner Alexa Ludeman, which is Caramel Slouch
It’s currently on a second block though , as it is not quite as slouchy as I like. This is no fault of the pattern – it’s my big heid! I usually knit extra slouch into hats and I didn’t this time. Also my yarn erred a little on the side of chunky, I’d say…

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It is a delicious merino from Shilasdair, which is bred for them in the Borders. The yarn has a beautiful velvet & slightly felted feel: a very luxurious yet, I’d say, a robust yarn. I think the fact that it is fulled slightly already will cut out the inevitable merino pilling and can imagine cabling will be gorgeous in this.

There is a cabled lace brim on the Caramel Slouch, but as its stretched over a dinner plate at the mo, you wouldn’t see it in all it’s glory. I will take better pics once I get more slouch blocked in.
Again, this was a beautiful knit & a nicely written pattern. I think those frightened of both lace & cables would find this a great project – it is so nice to see cabling on the brim and I really love the construction of the hat. I think I may have to knit one for each of the neblings!

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4 Comments

  1. Such an adorable baby version of Lush! I need to knit one to keep hidden in my bottom drawer for when I have a little one!

  2. louise says

    Haha! I think you guys design so many pretty knits you could clothe a tribe of kids!

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