Category Archives: angora

NEW Free Pattern Slouchy Angora Hat

Slouchy Angora Hat

This is a pattern I came up with YEARS ago, but I don’t seem to have ever published it to Ravelry. I came across this utterly DIVINE yarn, Phildar Pur Angora, and I had to buy it, and then of course had to make something with it … so the old Slouchy Angora Hat pattern came out. I’ve re-edited and made some updates to the pattern.

The hat is a basic, slouchy toque. You can wear it with the brim turned up and wear it as a watch-cap, down and slouchy, or turn the brim under and wear it as a beanie. It’s pure angora, it does all the work! It is knit with 2 strands held together, in our sample we used one strand of black and one of the lighter grey, Perle, to create a marled effect. If that feels a little busy for you try using two strands of the same colour and make it a dense and delicious colour.

The yarn is just so gorgeous and precious! I hold it and I’m like “Oh hello you beautiful thing!”, and then I start talking to it like it’s a baby with the fattest thighs I’ve ever seen. I like using different kinds of yarns, and once in a while using something and precious special REMINDS me that I’m special and precious (it seems like the further we get from that yummy baby fat the less we receive that kind of honour, so I undertake it myself).

Please note … I am currently wearing the hat (brim turned under) and I’m not sure if it is influencing my writing, but I think that if it *is* inspiring me to love myself and treat myself well then it qualifies as an EXTRA-successful project, regardless of any of it’s other properties. Thanks to Erika for making the sample, it’s my new thinking cap!

Brim turned under

Size

  • S(M, L)
  • Finished Circumference: 17(19, 20.5)”
  • To approximately fit head circumference: 21(22, 23)”

Materials

  • (2, 2) Phildar Pur Angora (25g,109m/123yds, 100% Angora)
  • 4.5mm/US7 (5mm/US8, 5mm/US8)-16” circular needles
  • 4.5mm/US7 (5mm/US8, 5mm/US8) double pointed needles
  • Darning/Tapestry Needle
  • 1 stitch marker
  • FREE Pattern

Conclusions & A Question

I’m definitely going to have to make a little beret and maybe a matching neck thing with this yarn!

I also have an open ended mindfullness question for those of you who practice such things …. if you work on a project, and the entire time you are making it you intentionally think of about how precious you are (or whatever you choose), will you feel those emotions every time you wear the finished garment? Has anyone ever tried this? What would you call the practice? How did it turn out? …. It’s pretty clear to me at this point that I’m going to have to try it and share. 🙂

NEW Colours of Mineville Angora Wool

Some glorious new shades of Mineville Angora Wool arrived this week! Our store sample (the Pisti Mobiusis almost finished, we’ll show it off ASAP – promise.  If you’re looking for patterns that work with this yarn check out some of THESE (the Mineville is a nice all natural sub for Berroco Folio).

Mineville Angora Wool BLOG New Colours

Mineville Angora Wool

This yarn is simply awesome! It’s soft, has a bit of a halo, and at 480m (525 yds) per skein it runs more than TWICE as long as similar DK weight yarns (an average size sweater can be made with 2.5 skeins – that’s pretty affordable, especially since our prices are in Canadian dollars). It can be knit as a Sport weight/DK weight yarn, or finer if you like. The angora makes it light, airy and fluffy, but there is not enough in the mix to shed all over your clothes are make their way up your nose (I know you hate that, so do I). Dyed in stunning semi-solid colourways, it’ll knit up beautifully as sweaters, wraps, scarves, cowls, or anything else you can dream up. We’re making a Pisti Mobius with one skein, and you can check out other people’s finished projects on Ravelry.

The Mineville Wool Project is a new “off-brand” brand from the sisters at Fleece Artist and Handmaiden. The prices are excellent because we purchase the yarn in one-time only lots. This means that once it’s gone, it’s GONE, so be sure to order enough for your project.

 

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New Mineville Angora-Wool

Mineville Angora Wool BLOG

This yarn is simply awesome! It’s soft, has a bit of a halo, and at 480m (525 yds) per skein it runs more than TWICE as long as similar DK weight yarns (an average size sweater can be made with 2.5 skeins – that’s pretty affordable, especially since our prices are in Canadian dollars). It can be knit as a Sport weight/DK weight yarn, or finer if you like. The angora makes it light, airy and fluffy, but there is not enough in the mix to shed all over your clothes are make their way up your nose (I know you hate that, so do I). Dyed in stunning semi-solid colourways, it’ll knit up beautifully as sweaters, wraps, scarves, cowls, or anything else you can dream up. We’re making a Pisti Mobius with one skein, and you can check out other people’s finished projects on Ravelry.

The Mineville Wool Project is a new “off-brand” brand from the sisters at Fleece Artist and Handmaiden. The prices are excellent because we purchase the yarn in one-time only lots. This means that once it’s gone, it’s GONE, so be sure to order enough for your project.

  • 25% Sheared Angora, 75% Wool
  • 480m (524 yds) – 100g
  • 20 to 22sts = 4″ (10cm)
  • 4mm/US6 needles
  • Hand wash, lay flat to dry
  • Milled in Italy, hand dyed in Nova Scotia, Canada
  • See yarn on Ravelry
  • Projects on Ravelry

 

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Mineville Angora Wool COMBO BLOG

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SALE Schulana Slouchy Angora Hat Kits

Last month we brought our Slouchy Angora Hat Kit to the Toronto Knitter’s Frolic, and it was such a hit that we made it available in our Online Store! Plus, until the end of May it’s on SALE for 25% Off!
Our Slouchy Angora Hat is casual comfort with a bit of sumptuous fuzz. Wear it with the brim turned up or down for super-slouch. 

The pattern is knit with 2 strands of DK weight angora yarn held together. Two colours are blended to create a depth of colour and marl. Due to it’s nature, angora is very stretchy and it will stretch with wear, so don’t worry about the hat being too small. 

Kit Includes
  • 2 skeins Schulana Angora
  • pattern 

fuchsia & red combo

More Angora in Stock!

New Peter Rabbit Angora!

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Peter Rabbit by Fleece Artist is so soft and fuzzy that you will want to adopt it as a pet and name it ‘Fluffy’. It is 90% angora and 10% nylon (used as a binding agent to keep all those lovely, fluffy fibres from flying away), and knits on 4mm needles (22 sts = 4″). It’s also long on yardage, weighing in at only 50g but putting out 250m. 

1 Skein makes a Floppy Toque

1 skein makes a Rose Red Beret

1 skein makes a Naked Star Hat (FREE)

1 skein makes a Cheeky Hat (FREE)


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