No more brown, drizzly, anemic winter. This is Montreal. And girls who sew moderately impractical wool capes are meant to frolic in clean, white, gentle snow.
We – of the double-pants clan- know that 100% Italian wool (0r 120%, if the salesman is to be believed) is best served at about -3°C with calm winds and cloudy skies. The bigger and stickier the snowflakes, the better.
- Pattern: Vogue 8776, view B
- Fabric: Medium weight 100 % wool; green bemberg lining
- Notions: Big snaps (instead of buttons); purchased bias tape
- Size: M
- Notes: Finished in 2015 sometime? Given the finishing techniques I used (handsewing a bunch, hiding seams with bias tape) and the material I chose, I would not rate this a “very easy” pattern. More of a “get frustrated and put it away for 7 – 8 months” pattern. But I highly recommend nonetheless, especially when sewn in expensive natural fibres. This may be the nicest thing I have ever sewn.
Yellow shawl scarf
- Pattern: Basic triangle shawl pattern with alternating stockinette and garter as stripes
- Yarn: Handspun Polwarth, dyed with marigolds collected over one summer from my garden. Slight variations in colouring on lower half from iron bath after dyeing.
- Pattern: Who even remembers?
- Yarn: Leftover Cascade Ecological Wool
- Notes: Maybe not the cutest hat, but damn if it ain’t cozy.