Friday, April 4, 2014

Mountain Meadow Wool

Recently I had a great opportunity to try out some yarn by Mountain Meadow Wool. The yarn I was working with is their Laramie yarn in the colorway Fern. This yarn is a 2ply worsted weight yarn. When I first wound it up I was struck by how rustic the yarn looked yet it was still so soft! I swatched it up on size 7 needles to see what it wanted to become. Given the great stitch definition this yarn produces I decided on the Pembroke Hat by Kristen Kapur.


With one skein of this yarn I was able to make the smallest size (with mods) and still have some leftover! Laramie comes in 100 gram skeins with 196 yards. Even though I had swatched I wasn't getting row gauge and therefore had to modify the crown of the smallest size. I knit the chart as written until I reached the crown shaping. At this point I did 3 decrease rows then used Kitchener stitch to seam the top of the hat shut.


Either way, I'm glad I used this yarn for this hat pattern. This yarn is rustic and natural looking while maintaining a beautiful softness that you don't often find in rustic yarns (I'm attributing this to the fact that it is semi-worsted spun). This yarn really showed off the cables in the Pembroke. You can check out my project page here.

I have one extra skein of this yarn to share with a lucky reader! Leave a comment below you have the opportunity to win one skein of Mountain Meadow Wool's Laramie in the colorway Brick. I'll choose a winner using the Random Number Generator on Saturday, April 12th. Good luck and thank you to Mountain Meadow Wool for sharing!



46 comments:

  1. That is the cutest model! I love your hat and the yarn.

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  2. What a cutie! Love the brick colorway.
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

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  3. Adorable little boy! I'd love to try the yarn.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  4. What an interesting yarn, I'd love to try it. dayana on Ravelry, www.dayanaknits.com

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  5. Love the yarn. Cute model.
    sherryglover1 on RAV

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  6. Your little guy is so cute! Love the colorway. <3

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  7. Oooh! Looks like a nice yarn to try! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Lee (mamagiff on ravelry)

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  8. I haven't heard of this yarn, but I've never met a yarn I didn't like! Johnston4kids on rav

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  9. I love the brick color. You have a very cute boy to model the hat. The cables looks great.

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  10. What great looking yarn. It looks great knit up in the cable pattern.

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  11. That hat is gorgeous and your model is adorable!! I bet the yarn is super soft.

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  12. Love this color! wish to try! :)

    Jessehelen on Rav

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  13. Love the color! That's a really cute hat too!
    gussek on Ravelry

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  14. Beautiful yarn!
    jordyndunaway on Ravelry

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  15. He is getting so big and what a good boy wearing Mommy's hat. That yarn does have a rustic look but glad to know it's soft.

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  16. How cute, the baby and the knitting. ;) I love the red colorway, it's just lovely. (sweeetpeches on ravelry)

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  17. Love the color and the yarn looks luscious!
    (menmyhd on Ravelry)

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  18. Never heard of the yarn but think it would make a great hat for me. Sandee8908 on Ravelry

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  19. I'm intrigued by this yarn -a 2 play worsted - I generally knit with fingering so it would be fun to win this.

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  20. The red colour is very beautiful. Thank you for this giveaway! :)
    I'm Berrycah on Ravelry. :)

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  21. My favorite color and thanks for the giveaway!

    Rav: HollyBerries

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  22. Cute hat and I would love to try this yarn

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  23. What gorgeous yarn (and the model is pretty darn cute too)

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  24. Awesome hat! Thanks for the chance :-)

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  25. Interesting yarn! Would love to try it :)

    lynx-ical on Ravelry

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I love the hat and the rustic color ways! I'm ljm2150 on Ravelry.

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  27. Thank you for the giveaway. Love the brick color way. emount on Ravelry.

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  28. Hat came out great. Would love to try this yarn

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  29. Hi!
    I would very much like to enter the contest :) New yarn is exciting.

    i_sen3@yahoo.no

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  30. I love trying new yarn and I haven't had a chance to play with this yet :)

    Julia C.
    Jcarter428@yahoo.com

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  31. I love MMW! What a cute hat in Laramie.

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  32. Cute baby, very nice hat!
    Rav: Epilobe

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  33. Beautiful yarn! And yeah - that totally makes the cables pop. I love it! :-)

    Rav - BrownChicken

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  34. What a cute hat! More cables than I'm willing to brave, but you did a great job.

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  35. orangerussian on RavelryApril 11, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    I love your hat. I'm in love with MMWs yarns.

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  36. Great yarn!
    (sabinasan on Ravelry)

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  37. Cute hat on an even cuter youngster! Beautiful yarn!

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  38. I would love to have that yarn! I can't wait to see who wins!

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  39. I'd so much love to knit with the brick colored yarn!

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  40. Love to make a hat with this beautiful yarn!

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  41. The hat looks great on your precious model! Yarn is gorgeous in brick

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  42. I love trying new yarns, and the color is great.

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  43. Adorable hat! Such a rustic looking yarn :) I love it! (knackforknitting on ravelry)

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  44. Beautiful color!
    asteride on Ravelry

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