The Beirt Aran Beanie has officially been released - maybe in time to get a head start (pun intended!) on autumn and winter knitting! The Beanie pattern also includes instructions on creating a matching cowl. There were some beautiful versions created by my test knitters, which I included in a Reel on my Instagram page.

I've got a new hat pattern which I will be testing in the next week or so, a lovely cabled beanie (which is still nameless). I will be issuing the test call on my Instagram and Facebook pages, so please feel free to follow there if you are interested in taking part. It will be a one-skein knit using Aran or worsted weight yarn, knit in the round on two sizes of circular needle (4.5mm and 5mm, or US 7 & 8).

I also received some more Aran jumpers from my mother, which I am gradually adding to the shop. Not yet listed are a light grey cardigan and rich purple sweater - but they will be added soon. The funny thing is that photographing knits works much better using natural light on overcast days - so while I do enjoy the sunshine, I can get held up waiting for a cloudy day to take good photographs! 

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