Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vrida Pattern Release Day!!!

Alrighty... after working on this particular pattern since November, it's done!  I had a request earlier in November from a friend to make a hat using a picture she had sent me.  I have no idea where she found the original and mine is slightly different, but it's a pretty gosh darn good facsimile!


Using less than one skein of worsted weight, this is a quick and easy knit for everyone either familiar with or wanting to learn how to work simple cables.  The pictured sample was made using 63g of Madelinetosh Tosh worsted, in Nordic Spruce.  I adored working with this, and the color is GORGEOUS - like a really dark teal.

For a limited time, I will be offering this pattern as a freebie! If you would like a copy, please leave your email address in the comments section and I will get it out to you! In a week or so, it will be up on Etsy for the reasonable price of $2.99! Of course, if you don't want to leave it in the comments, feel free to email me directly at Kusalaknitworks@gmail.com

In searching for a name, I was kind of stuck.  Then I looked around my living room and realized... IKEA. So, I hit up Google Translate and punched in a few options... and the Vrida hat was born!

Meaning twist, I liked the Swedish translation for the twisting pattern of the cables... and there was nothing else named Vrida on Ravelry! After weeks of revising and playing with sizing, the final design will require: a cable needle (if desired) either size 6,7, or 8 circular needle for the banding (depending on your head size), a size 9 circular needle for the body, and size 9 DPNs for the crown decreases.  This is a quick knit, usually taking an afternoon/evening depending on how quickly you knit.

A little bit of time invested for a gorgeous result! I've made four of these in the last month to rave reviews from everyone that received them!

NOTE: if you received the pdf before January 16- I forgot to note when to switch needles for the body. Make sure to switch to a US9 after the final row of the banding section!

WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!  It's now available as a FREE Ravelry download!  Click here -> Vrida!




22 comments:

  1. Awesomefam5@yahoo.com

    Great pattern! Thank you for sharing it!

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  2. Pretty hat. My email is: rilanaATgmailDOTcom

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  3. That is Soo cute! addy is northcreekknits@yahoo.com

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  4. Very nice. I love cables, great pattern.

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  5. humphries.carissa@gmail.com

    This hat looks like it'll be tons of fun to make. I love playing with cables.

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  6. Exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you!
    kmlovett9361@aol.com

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  7. Coxczn@charter.net This is what I've been searching for. Thanks so much. M ;-)

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  8. Great looking hat! nsh65 AT hotmail DOT com

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  9. Cute pattern. And I agree with other comments that cables are fun! SaraMartha@yahoo.com

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  10. seshampin@gmail.com

    This pattern is beautiful!

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  11. sajackson47@hotmail.com

    what a pretty pattern. This will make a great gift for my mom. Thanks so much!

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  12. I really like it. Hip cables!

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  13. I just posted. forgot to incl email: cmm760@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  14. Love this hat! nzlonewolf4@gmail.com please! Thanks so much for this. :o)

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  15. Okay. I *Think* I got everyone!! If you requested a copy and didn't get one, please let me know!! - XOXO

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  16. СПАСИБО! malaherba@mail.ru

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  17. Absolutley adorable !! Love making hats and giving them to those who need them ie: people without a hat on head :)

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous ! I am in hat making mode and love to make them and give them to those who are needing something on their head :)

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  19. Absolutley adorable !! Love making hats and giving them to those who need them ie: people without a hat on head :)

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