The farm’s Lopi yarn is one I’ve loved since I started dyeing it up a couple of years ago for workshops that are run on the farm. Its construction is based on Icelandic lopi yarn – loosely spun, trapping loads of air for lightweight warmth – but using the much softer and more wearable Shetland-cross wool from the farm’s flock.
The pattern is designed for knitters with some familiarity with knitting in the round and stranded colourwork, but would also be great as a first try at these techniques for more adventurous beginners!
The photos of the finished hat being worn were taken up on the farm, and feature farm owner Jen and wonderful shepherd Danny. It would have been lovely to get some photos in the impressive amounts of snow we’ve had lately, but the roads were impassable even for 4x4s, let alone my tiny little car!
The pattern is available digitally on Ravelry.