Nimbus Sample Hat- Green/Gray Version
This is one of the Nimbus Hat Samples that I knit while writing the pattern and for display in my booth.
Please keep in mind since this is a sample, it has a little wear from being folded and stored and hung up for display in my booth. The price of this item may only reflect the cost of the yarn and not necessarily the time it took to knit this item. Which can sometimes be weeks to a month depending on if I am working on more that one project at a time.
Finished Measurements: 8.25" in length and 7.5" diameter opening at brim.
My head is 22" and this hat fits me perfectly. It's slightly snug when first worn but you want that since the yarn will naturally stretch with a little wear.
Yarn: Is Pandia's Jewels Snazzy Sport held double with Pandia's Jewels Nimbus Fingering (discontinued yarn base)
Care: Hand wash in cold water with a soap specifically made for hand knit items/ dry flat.
Here is a list of all of the yarn bases that are carried and their fiber content. Please keep in mind that color distribution and saturation will vary greatly from base to base and from what is depicted in each listing.
I do a lot research to make sure that all of the bases that I carry are ethically sourced from reputable, cruelty-free, mulesing-free farms and mills from around the world. My yarns are dyed using professional acid dyes in smoke-free environment in a dedicated space that I affectionately call my dye lab. And I also wash all of my yarns after dyeing them with a lavender wool wash. However, while my dye studio is pet free, I do have 4 cats and cat hair a mysterious thing and seems to find its way into all places.
Currently I am working on the discontinuation of a lot of yarn bases and I will also be bringing in a few new ones.
Recommended Wash Instructions For All Yarns: Gently hand wash in cold water and dry flat. Some colors may also bleed the first time the yarn is washed. Please keep in mind that non-superwash treated wools tend to bleed colors more than superwash treated wool.
Additional information as of July 2020: Because of Covid-19, supplies of milled yarn is limited as some mills have had to close or are running at half capacity at this particular time. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it ensures the safety of their employees and the product that they in turn are sending to us. This is why all new colors are this point will be preorders. If you are looking for a specific quantity on a specific base for that special project please do not hesitate to contact me for a custom order.
Eclipse Fingering: is a 2-ply fingering weight yarn that is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Yarn comes in skeins of 437 yds/ 100 grams. This beautiful base has the look and feel of wooly handspun yarn with its darker and lighter stripes. This is not a superwash base so please keep in mind that the colors dyed on this base will be more muted in tone and may bleed more when wet. I suggest hand washing in cold water with a little wool wash and then dry flat. Yarn base is perfect for felting projects too.
*NEW* Meridian: I love that this base is an eco-friendly option made from 100% Fine Organic Merino Wool GOTS. This single ply yarn base is toasty warm with a crisp structure and delightful softness. This is not a superwash base so please keep in mind that the colors dyed on this base will be more muted in tone and may bleed when wet. I suggest hand washing in cold water with a little wool wash and then dry flat. Each skein is 437 yds/ 100 grams
Snug: is a 4-ply blend of 75% superwash Merino wool and 25% Nylon. The springy superwash merino makes this yarn super soft to touch which is one of the reasons why this is my most popular yarn base. Yarn can be machine washed and tumble dry low but I still highly recommend washing this yarn by hand in cold water and drying flat. Each skein of 462 yds/ 100 grams. This base also comes in mini skeins of 92 yds/ 20 grams.
Billow Lace: is a brushed Suri Alpaca that contains a silk core yarn base. It is a 74/26 blend of Baby Suri Alpaca/ Mulberry silk that comes in skeins of 328 yds/ 50 grams
Mohair Silk Lace: 70% Kid Mohair/ 30% Silk- Lace weight yarn comes in skeins of 459 yds/ 50 grams.
Cozy Worsted: This is a worsted weight yarn that 100% Superwash Merino and comes in skeins of 218 yards/ 100 grams. Yarn is super soft and has a lovely drape to it making it perfect for hats, gloves, scarves, and shawls.
Dazzle DK: is a 4-ply DK weight yarn that consists of 75% superwash Merino Superwash/20% Nylon/5% Stellina (silvertoned). Comes in skeins of 231 yds/ 100 grams.
Delight DK: is a 4-ply DK weight yarn that is 75% SW Merino/ 25% Nylon blend. Comes in skeins of 245 yds/ 100 grams. This particular base is super soft and has a lovely drape to it. I do not recommend using this yarn base for knit garments that require some structure. If you do plan to use this for structured knits I would recommend using a tighter gauge.
Eclipse Worsted: is a 2-ply worsted weight yarn made of 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. Yarn comes in skeins of 281 yds/ 100 grams.This beautiful base has the look and feel of wooly handspun yarn with its darker and lighter stripes. This is not a superwash base so please keep in mind that the colors dyed on this base will be more muted in tone and may bleed more if not washed or cared for properly. I suggest hand washing in cold water with a little wool wash and then dry flat. Yarn base is perfect for felting projects too.
Mystic DK: (limited edition at this time due to supply chain disruptions) This is a 4 ply DK weight yarn that is a 85/15 blend of Extra Fine Superwash Merino/ Nylon and comes in skeins of 245 yds/ 100 grams. It has taken me several months to find, but this is the closest yarn base I have to my Delight DK base as far as feel and texture. My Delight base has been hard to acquire this past year due to yarn base shortages at this time.
Snazzy Sport: is a 3-ply sport weight yarn that is an 80/20 blend of SW Merino and Nylon. Comes in skeins of 328 yds/ 100 grams.