Strand is a great quality 3-ply yarn grown and processed in New Zealand. This blend of corriedale wool (sheep) and angora fibre (goats) is great for durable projects with a great finish.
These great gradient beanies are fun and quick to knit. You can choose from a selection of different colourways to suit your taste. The quantity of yarn in the kit is sufficient to make up to the toddler size. However, you can make additional beanies and in larger sizes with more yarn. Strand Superfine Yarn has a great range of colours available, so you can mix and match and create a variety of hats in your own choices of colours! See below for the yarn requirements for each of the sizes.
These kits contain:
Printed pattern with sizing for babies through to adults.
1 x 25 g ball of Strand Superfine Yarn in cream
4 x 10 m skeins of Strand Superfine Yarn for the colour hit
Strand yarn is 50% wool, 50% angora.
Use 2.5 mm needles (always check your gauge and change needle size if needed).
44 rows and 36 stitches to 10 x 10 cm.
More about Strand Superfine Yarn:
“Strand is a unique yarn was developed at the Wool Research Institute that combined the softness of the mohair from Angora goats with the strength of fine Corriedale wool. The Corriedale wool enhances the lustre of the mohair in a way that other wools couldn’t. The yarn is a worsted spin (rather than a wooly spin) which gives a yarn that will wear extremely well, whether it is being taken through canvas numerous times while stitching or can be worn as a knitted garment for a long time with minimal pilling.
The yarn was initially developed as an embroidery thread used in needlepoint and crewel embroidery but its use spread to weaving and knitting.”
And you can read more about the Strand story on their website here.