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My newest design,  the Honeysuckle Vine hat, went live on Ravelry today! I am really excited about this design, because the yarn I used was produced here locally by Heaven Sent Food and Fiber.  It is a sportweight yarn, comprised of 70% Merino and 30% Bamboo.  It has an unbelievably soft hand, it just flows through your hands like silk. I have knit with a lot of yarn, and I have to say, I thnk it is my absolute favorite yarn of all time. 

 

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My model, though is starting to have illusions of grandeur.  She used to work for free, but this morning as I was taking the final pictures to put in the pattern, suggested maybe she should get paid.   I think maybe she has a point, she sure does make the knits look good. 

 

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Naming a design is always the hardest part of the process for me, and that was the case with this pattern as well.   I love the way the ribbing twists and turns up the brim of the hat, but Ivy was already taken as a pattern name.  By a lot.  There were a lot of results when typing Ivy into the ravelry search engine.

So I started thinking, about plants that are like Ivy, and it wasn’t long until I had hit on Honeysuckle Vine as a name.  I hope projects from this pattern are just as prolific as honeysuckle is here in Oklahoma and back home in West Virginia.  It was always one of my favorite flowers, and I love the way it smells.  I think it’s a good name.

 

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Honeysuckle Vine:

designed by Jan Garrett

Heaven Sent Fibers Natural Taupe Yarn

70% merino/30% bamboo

Sportweight-200 yards/skein-1 skein

Size US 3 circular needles, or needles for your preferred method of knitting in the round.

Gauge: 24 stitches and 30 rows to 4 inches in St. Stitch

with optional button band, which can be permanent or convertible!

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