Fidra :: Knitting ::

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Happy Tuesday everyone! I am just going to be honest, I had totally forgotten about Fidra until I saw Sonja's one. But I needed to share this - it is an amazing pattern, the perfect beanie hat for skiing and weekends (I prefer wearing Bough when I go into London for work). 

There is not a lot to say - it knits really fast (thank you bulky yarn), but is not a boring knit. The texture and lace work are really stunning I think, and there is a pompom! All my favourite things in one pattern. I knitted it in De Rerum Natura Cyrano (of course ethical as you can read here) - as you have to block it to show the lace work, it did stretch and become just a tiny bit on the big side. So I may change needle sizes next time (I am thinking of a cream/oat version next time). 

Pattern: Fidra by Gundrun Johnston
Yarn: De Rerum Natura Cyrano in Poivre
Needles: As recommended by pattern (I will go for smaller next time - 
just because the fabric stretched after blocking)
Modifications: None

You do need a Fidra in your life - especially for you, the lucky ones who are going skiing at Easter! Also are you glad for the change of backdrop for beanie hat pictures? - no backyard for once! 

As for the winner of the skein of Fyberspates  - lucky no 13 came out of Mr Random, Rachelle. Enjoy!


  1. I envy your ability to not just make such cute hats with their jaunty little pompoms, but at how well you wear one! Not all hats suit all heads- except maybe yours!

  2. that hat is stunning, and I don't think I've seen the pattern- looks fantastic on you!

  3. This turned out so beautiful! I love the natural color! I was afraid mine would stretch out too much with blocking so I cheated and steam blocked it. :)

  4. This turned out really beautiful!