Pointy Elf Hat
This one was a quick little project – I cast on during SNB and finished well before the end. It’s the baby size of the Pointy Elf Hat from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts (its a great little book, available online and as a hardcover and ebook through your public library). I used less than one skein of Urth Uneek Chunky and 9mm-US13 needles.
- Urth Uneek Chunky: 1 skein (colour 5004)
- 9mm/US13-16″ circular needles (optional)
- 9mm/US13 double pointed needles
- tapestry or darning needle
- jumbo stitch markers
- Pattern (see notes above)
NEW Urth Chunky Hat
YAY, a new freebie! A few weeks ago I knitted up a hat to show off this radiant yarn, Urth Uneek Chunky, and I couldn’t stop at just one. The yarn is soft as a cloud, snuggly, and knits up in stunning stripes all by itself. The pattern is simple, beginner friendly (once you’ve pinned down a scarf or two), it works up lickety-split, and only requires one skein. And did I mention, the pattern is FREE?!
Adult S(M, L) to fit head circumference 21(22, 23-24)”
- 1 skein Urth Uneek Chunky (100g/60m, 100% extra fine superwash merino)
- 10mm/US15 – 16” circular needles
- 12mm/US17 – 16” circular needles
- 12mm/US17 double pointed needles
- 1 jumbo stitch marker
- tapestry or darning needle
- FREE Pattern
- Ravelry Pattern Page
Simple Ribbed Hat
I just finished this neckwarmer for my nephew, and a hat to match with the leftover yarn. He’s five years old, and both the hat and neckwarmer used up a single skein of Urth Uneek Worsted. The yarn looks and feels FABULOUS, I’m exceedingly pleased with it. The Urth Uneek line of yarns definitely do not do themselves justice in the skein, the self-striping is divine!
I think the hat should fit (the recipient was reluctant to let me try it on him due to the absence of Lego Ninjago paraphernalia on it), but I managed to cram it on his head for a second before he swept it off. The neckwarmer definitely fit, he let that stay on for two whole seconds. You can read my project notes on Ravelry for all the size details. If you want to make a matching set for an adult you’ll need a second skein of yarn.
I know it’s really hard for a lot of people to visualize what a yarn will look like knit up, especially when it is a self-patterning or self-striping yarn like Urth Uneek Fingering. So as my friend Rosie has progressed on the above cardigan, I’ve thought a lot of people would like to see what it can look like. The thickness of the stripes and the exact pooling are of course dependent on the number of stitches cast on, but I think this gives you a good idea of what the yarn can do. I especially love the ‘pooling’, The stripes are kind of groovy and random, a bit missoniesque. The pattern is Adrift, a simple, unstructured top-down cardie with swingy fronts – the perfect canvas for a stunning yarn. Thank you for sharing your beautiful sweater with us Rosie!!!
- Urth Uneek Fingering (2 to 3 skeins, depending on size and sleeve length)
- 3.5mm/US4 – 32″ circular needles
- 3.5mm/US5 double pointed needles (or type suitable for sleeve circumference)
- Stitch markers
- tapestry needle
- Pattern: Adrift
Another Stripe It Cowl
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I just finished a Stripe It Cowl, it just needed to be photographed properly. I used 4mm/US6 needles for the ribbing and 4.5mm/US7 needles for the body of the cowl. I’m super happy with it, and I think all of the colourways will look glorious!
Mini Knit Hack
One secret to a happy project: use the darker end of the colourway for the bottom of the project and the brighter colour for the top, darker colours look more balanced on lower parts. In my project, the pin & green is darker than the orange & blue, so it went on the bottom.
Darn Knit Stripe It!
As you may already know, I’m already thinking about my own holiday gifts (I know. it’s sweltering out there, but I’m determined to get ahead of the curve this year). I really love this yarn, Urth Uneek Worsted, and I found this extremely simple cowl designed with it. It’s so easy a beginner can do it, and it only takes 1 skein and 1 pair of needles to make it – I’m thinking perfect last minute cottage project.
I encourage you to take a look at the finished projects to see how different colours knit up – I guarantee you’ll fall in love with at least one of the colourways. To get an idea about how the different colourways knit up you can take a look at the fingering weight version of the same yarn.
- I just finished making this cowl myself (I’ll photograph that pronto, promise) and it fits casual and loose. If you want something more fitted you should omit some stitches.
- Superwash yarn tends to loosen up after being washed. If you like your cowls on the drapy side, stick with the prescribed 4.5mm/US7 needles. If you like the fabric a bit more firm, go down to a 4mm/US6.
Photos: Shizknitty, heath22, srossinifaust
Urth Uneek Sock Kits
Urth Uneek Sock is a GORGEOUS self-striping, machine washable merino yarn. It’s soft, beautiful, and stunning. Each kit contains 2 pre-wound skeins for matching socks and three patterns, all neatly tucked away in a pretty box. Pick one up for yourself and another as a gift for a friend who knits!
- 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon (for durability)
- 100g/400m (437yds) (two balls of 50g/200m)
- Fingering Weight
- 2.25mm to 3.25mm (US 1 to 3) needles
- gauge: 7 to 8 sts = 1″ (2.5cm)
- Self-striping, alternating colours
- Machine Washable
- Made in Turkey
- FREE PATTERNS for this yarn
Urth Yarns is a family owned brand specializing in hand dyed natural yarns. Utilizing innovative dying techniques, in combination with the skilled hands of women, Urth Yarns stands for sustainability, “girl power”, and is dedicated to providing a “uneek” knitting experience.
FREE Urth Uneek Sock Patterns
Urth has designed THREE Free patterns for their socks, all downloadable from their website. They have a basic sock, one with a small cable detail, and a chevron design.