It’s been a year since I first knit Shannon Cook’s Landslide Hat! The first time around (blogged here), I totally failed by knitting it in worsted weight instead of the required bulky (pictured below).
Honestly, it shouldn’t have even worked, but it turned out to be not-so-terrible. I remember this being the first knit I ever blocked, ever! And it changed my life 😉
Thankfully, I learned my lesson (that is, double check your yarn weight before you cast on), and decided to knit it again with an appropriate yarn! My husband gave me 4 beautiful skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry for Christmas and I could hardly wait to cast on! I chose the 2 skeins in the colorway Slate for the Landslide Hat and Mitts.
This time around, it turned out absolutely perfect! I made no mods and it’s a great fit.
I just love how plump those cables look in Quarry.
Quick note: This yarn will pull apart in your hands. I didn’t believe what I read about it, but because of its structure, it is really so easy to break. So know if you use this yarn: knit very gently! The resulting fabric is light, airy, and extremely warm.
I adore this pattern and all of Shannon’s work! I’m looking forward to casting on the Landslide Mitts before spring rolls around!