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Quick Knit with Bulky Handspun Yarn

Several months back I created this unique black and white  handspun yarn.  It was an amazing spin and almost felt like I was doodling on wool while plying the black yarn.  With all it’s textures and little tiny sequins, it’s been quietly tempting me to knit it since creation.

White and Black Handmade Yarn

The weather cooled off for a couple of days, which in August in Arkansas is extremely rare.  The cooler nights awakened my hibernating knitting instincts.

Black and White Yarn on the Knitting NeedlesI saw the perfect 2 hour hat pattern online at Tangle.  This free, quick knit hat pattern, perfect to use with thick and thin handspun yarn, is found here. I’m always on the look out for great patterns to use with bulky handspun art yarns.

A two-hour pattern sounded perfect!  I love playing with fiber, but mostly just like spinning it.  I love a good quick knit.  If I’m going to sit down and knit something, it better be fast or the object will be thrown into my bottomless closet of UFO’s.

Plus, with the weather being cool in August…um well, let’s just say the project better be speedy otherwise the temperature will rise and my knitting instinct will crawl right back into its hibernation cave.

I sat, knit, and just a couple of hours later, BAM…I had a hat!

Finished Knit Hat using Thick and Thin Handspun YarnThe pattern was fun, quick, mindless, and rewarding.  Now I have a new hat to warm my head during those long football practices, games, and a quick go to grab when driving all the kiddos to school on those frosty mornings.

I don’t know about you, but I can not wait for those frosty mornings.  Those couple of days of cool air was just a tease.  Jack Frost and I could be best friends for sure.

Interested in a yarn like this one for your own quick knit hat please check out this black with white plied handmade yarn available from my shop on Etsy.  I can always create this yarn again too, so if you want it, just let me know!