toque

sherwood forest.

I have always loved the stories of Robin Hood, King Arthur and his knights, and generally anything medieval. I also love anything done by the BBC so when I stumbled on Robin Hood (2006) on Netflix while looking for something to watch while nursing in the middle of night, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. And I’ve really enjoyed the series – sadly, though, I’m on the last episode of the last season. Bummer.

A gem that I have figured out while settling tiny tuna back to sleep after said nursing is to knit! The gentle rocking motion of my left arm – I knit continental – lulls him to sleep. Brilliant!

The problem is that I need small projects to be able to knit since a heavy sweater is hard to hold at the same time as supporting his weight on my arm. Enter toque knitting!

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Pattern: Robin Hood by Grace Akhrem

Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed HW in colour Tabby

Needles: 4.5mm circulars

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This knit up literally overnight – he was awake this morning from 2:30 to 4:30am and just couldn’t settle. Prime knitting time!

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The highlight of this toque is of course the brim – it is very cool. I will definitely be knitting this again.

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I hope this finds you enjoying the end of summer :)

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