Monday, 28 January 2013

F.O - Elleby beanie

First FO of 2013 finished! Considering I'm notoriously a starter and not a finisher, this has made me quite a proud little lady. Since I started knitting in september 2011 I've only properly finished under 10 FOs. My new years knitting resolution is to finish every project that I start, only do one at a time, and blog each step appropriately. I think it'll be nice to look back and see how I'll improve over the years!

So Elleby finished blocking this morning, it's truly magical, before blocking it looked like a scrunched up maroon tube. I looked at it and wondered how it would possibly end up looking "slouchy". But lo and behold the lace has opened out and the slouchy look is there. I'm really happy with how it looks, and cant wait to wear it out and about! Here are a few pics:

The slouchiness is great, I rarely suit beanies but love the shape of this.

The lace shows through nicely after blocking.
Close up of the lace pattern
Off now to do a few hours on the Holden Shawlette!


  1. It's really beautiful! Really nice colour aswell :) I've put the pattern in my queue on ravelry :D

  2. This is beautiful!! Is there a pattern to go with it? I'm usually not one for slouchy hats but I may have to try this out... also, how did you block this?

  3. Sorry I didn't include a link! Search "Elleby" on ravelry, the pattern is free! I blocked it by stretching it over a dinner plate so the Center of the hat lay in the middle of the plate, and left to dry overnight!