New pattern: Falling Leaves
Falling leaves is a set that I first created back in around 2016, before the days of Flora Fibres and learning about the world of all the fabulous plant based yarns. So I thought it was about time that I reworked the pattern to be compatible with both my new yarn and also the ethos of my company.
I have reworked the original pattern so that it looks just the same as it originally did, but is now designed specifically for my lovely DK weight Tencel yarn. As you may know this is a yarn which does not inherently have any stretch, which you might think would make it unsuitable for a garment such as a hat for which some amount of stretch is obviously necessary to keep the hat on your head! However it works very well with stitch patterns which give it the elasticity needed, such as rib stitch and lace stitches, both of which are used in this pattern. Tencel is also a wonderful choice for hats and scarves as it is a thermoregulating yarn which will keep you wonderfully cosy when it is cold out, but you won’t overheat on warmer days. I tested this myself by wearing my falling leaves hat to my children’s tennis competitions this week. As the rest of me slowly froze as I stood there, I was delighted to find my head and ears were perfectly warm and cosy!
The complete set uses 2 x 100g skeins of DK weight Tencel, with 50g needed for the hat, and 100g (or more if desired!) for the scarf, and is knitted on 3mm needles. The pattern includes 2 hat sizes: small for a head circumference of around 51-52cm, and medium/large for a head circumference of 56-57cm. The scarf as shown measures around 165cm, but includes instructions for making it both longer and wider to suit your needs. The pattern comes with both written instructions, and charts, and it includes tips on correctly blocking a Tencel hat to ensure the best fit.
The pattern set is available in both my Ravelry store, and from my Etsy shop, and for this first week (until Sunday 26th February) I will be running an offer in my Etsy store where if you buy both the yarn and the pattern at the same time then you will get the pattern free*!
(*Unfortunately I can’t set my Etsy shop up to give the pattern away free with a yarn purchase, so instead if you buy the yarn and the pattern in the same transaction then I will manually refund the cost of the pattern. This was the best way I could think of to achieve this, and works out the same in the end!)