The Shwook hat is a design by the amazing Hazel Tindall, patron of this year’s Woolweek, and a free pattern on Ravelry. Hazel is an expert on fair isle knitting, as well as the world’s fastest knitter, with 255 stitches in 3 minutes. Click here to see her in action. She has recently made a dvd on fair isle knitting which is to be released soon.
Apart from being a fun knit, the Shwook hat is a great project to use up spare quantities of yarn left from other projects. I used Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight left over from the colourwork in (not yet finished) Ursula cardigan and my Sixareen capelet. It was such a pleasurable knit that I immediately cast on another one. There is a Shwook KAL on Ravelry sponsored by Jamieson & Smith. Check it out.
Scotland has been very much on my mind over the past few days, so I thought I’d thought I’d finish this post with this lovely traditional Scottish tune. Enjoy and have a good week!