1.28.2010

new hat and scarf set



 

 

 



I really needed a scarf and hat to match my new coat, so that's what I worked on while I was sick.  Originally, I made the scarf for my shop, but I loved how it turned out so much that I decided to keep it.  It's such a simple scarf that I just made up the pattern myself.  I wanted the hat to be a different color because I hate matchy-matchy stuff.  When I was in The Yarn Tree for the first time, I found the most beautiful yarn in the world and I fell in love.  It's called Frog Tree Merino Melange.  So soft and wonderful.  The owner gave me a hat pattern that she herself designed specifically for the yarn, and I couldn't have been happier with it.  The instructions were very detailed with no mistakes, and the shape and fit of the hat were perfect.  She has samples of her hats in the store so you can try them on beforehand.  Here's a shot of me wearing the hat with my coat.

I have instructions and yarn info for the scarf here.  For hat pattern, inquire at info@theyarntree.com.

40 comments:

Cirilia said...

I'll say it again, I'm so not surprised that your handknits are awesome!!

Did you know that you're supporting a really great company? They donate all their profits to fund educational initiatives in developing countries.

http://www.frogtreeyarns.com/

jenny gordy said...

Thanks, Cirilia! Yeah, I know, Frog Tree is awesome. It makes me really happy that buying their yarn supports a great cause.

Regi said...

I love frog tree also. I used it recently for a hat for my dh (the Cairn). I am going to get more to make him a second hat in a different color.
The hat is beautiful-love the pattern, and it looks great with your coat. :)

jones said...

I love the colors in the scarf. amazing!

amelia said...

hey Jenny, could you tell me what kind of yarn you used for the scarf? It's such a lovely colour combination.

Amelia

meredith cheng - munaluna said...

you've got amazing knitting skills! I'm jealous!

Pretty Mommy said...

OOOOhhh! Love!!

jennifer said...

That hat look great on you! It's so hard to find a good hat pattern, so that's really fantastic that the Yarn Tree has samples that you can try on before making any sort of commitment.

p.s. nice coat also! Is it from Steven Alan?

sonya audrey said...

Those are gorgeous!

P.S. I always say how much I hate matchy-matchy stuff, and my husband swears I made up the term. See, now I have proof! I'm not the only one who hates it!

Elizabeth said...

Very beautiful, I'm still trying to get a handle on knitting, it's been a bit of a challenge for me. I love the colors in the scarf, its absolutely gorgeous

caroline said...

I love the pattern! Do you know how I get it? I don't live in New York anymore! :(

Pauper said...

Gorgeous!! I'd love to try the hat pattern too, do you know if she will make it available to order? Thanks!

Jenn said...

Wow. I love the negative pearl relief between the cables... that is a beautiful hat. And the colours in the scarf are just perfect.

knitchka said...

Wow, I love how that Manos del Uruguay yarn knitted up on the scarf. I never would have guessed which colorway you used from looking at the yarn photos online! I definitely have to get some of those space-dyed shades and try them out.

Searched And Found said...

Oh I hope you plan on making these for your shop! I LOVE them!

jen said...

Tshe hat is gorgeous, but the scarf steals the show for me! I will second the request for the type of yarn used, I don't think I've ever seen it before!

joyce said...

love your blog! thanks for posting the instructions for the scarf! i`m wondering if you know of a good link for grafting instructions... specifically, i`m looking for any tips for grafting live stitches to the cast-on row. cheers!

debbie said...

i've been looking for my next project. this is definitely it! i love that yarn and the scarf is beautiful.

amy t. said...

fantastic set. Please make more and sell them on your shop!!

eve said...

thank you so much for your generosity in sharing the yarn info and scarf directions ... i look forward to giving it a try!
i am looking forward to seeing your 2010 sop updates!

veera said...

Oh, that hat is so perfectly beautiful! Now I really need one too...

Eunice said...

I love the scarf so so so much! The color and its outcome pattern is pretty and covetable.

katie f said...

hey, i am knitting a similar cowl, can you tell me how long you made yours, its wraps around so nicely. mine still looks a little awkward right now. but i think i used too thick of yarn with too small of needles. slowly im learning...
thanks!

montague said...

so so pretty - both the hat and the scarf!

Ashley Ann said...

Wow! They are gorgeous. Great job Jenny!

Yummy Lavender said...

I can understand you keeping it, it's superb!

Janja said...

This is my first comment on your blog. Love the hat and the scarf.

My first reaction when I saw the scarf was: That looks just like one of Jackson Pollock`s paintings :D! There is something so delicat, yet powerful, in the combination of colors in this scarf.

Greetings from Slovenia*

Mariss said...

I love the scarf you made! What a nice combination between a cowl and scarf, and it drapes so nicely on you. I think this is the perfect thing to make with a skein of handpainted yarn I have...and with my knitting mojo on low right now :)

Caroline said...

I love all those textures! I just want to squeeesh. :) I love this time of year.

Lulu said...

so adorable =]

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ChickieChirps said...

Love it! The hat and scarf both look great! The hat really suits you.

Arabella

mjb said...

This scarf is absolutely genius. Yet another thing that makes wish I knitted, although I really don't want to learn. What I really need with is someone I can trade quilts for knitwear.

*gemmifer* said...

Thanks for sharing your yarn and pattern details for the scarf, Jenny! I've been knitting circular/cowl scarves on circular needles... would you mind telling me the diameter of your finished scarf so I can estimate how long mine should be to wrap around my neck twice? Your creations, as always, are wonderful!

*gemmifer* said...

Duh. Yet again my habit of skim-reading online goodies left me missing the part of your instructions that clearly state the length/diameter of the finished scarf. Sorry to be a foolish commenter... I'll try harder next time!

melissa said...

That scarf, those colours . . . oh my!

Catherine said...

I love ALL your hand knitted things. I just learned how to knit, after I was inspired by you! Great blog!

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hillary said...

i love that hat. it looks so comfy!

Lil and Matt said...

Jenny, your hat is so cool it inspired me to contact the Yarn Tree and knit one for myself (sorry for being a copy cat!). Love the blog, love your clothes, nice one. Lil.

Dolcezza di Mattina said...

good morning, let me know where I can get, purchase, download the pattern for this beautiful hat, and that the original web site I fail to find ...
if anyone knows where to buy them please tell me.
Greetings and blessings,
patricia (CHILE)
patriziaestela@gmail.com

Oni said...

conned one of my pals into teaching me how to knit. she said to look for a scarf pattern and i instantly thought to search your blog. SO MANY GOOD ONES! I'm so happy your blog exists/existed,