A few years ago I met Diarmuid from S Twist Wool. At the time he was hand-spinning and hand-dyeing yarn for sale. Then I was only producing patterns (and not yet selling yarn) so there wasn’t an easy way for us to work together collaboratively. If you move forward to where we both are now the timing is perfect for us to work together! He has started collecting local fleeces, scouring them himself and getting the wool spun. It’s extremely difficult to get 100% Irish wool due to the lack of commercial scouring facilities so I’m really excited to add these special kits to my shop.
Now that I had my hands on this wool I had to figure out what to knit with it. I wanted something warm that would look well in a rustic, woollen spun yarn. I settled on a cabled hat that uses a contrasting colour for the brim. It’s not too complex but the overall rib pattern works really well to give a snug fit!
You could even extend the ribbing at the start a little if you wished to make the edge long enough to fold back.
So now you know all about the hat – what about the name? This summer we visited the Aran Island of Inis Óirr where there is a shipwreck of Plassey. After the initial shipwreck there was a storm that pushed the ship remains further up the shore where they still sit today. The boys were fascinated by the ship wreck and we spend ages exploring it as well as taking a few photos in front of it!
So on Friday 1st of September I’ll be releasing the kit for this pattern which will include 100g of the grey wool, 25g of the green wool, a printed copy of the pattern and a download for the electronic pattern. In addition the first 20 purchases will get a bonus cotton project bag!
So pop over to the shop on Friday (yarn is limited).
This pattern is initially available only as part of the kit. It will be released later this year as a single pattern also.
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I bought a kit earlier this morning. Perfect hat for my sailing addicted husband. I’m looking forward to knitting it!
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