April Featured Yarn – Hedgehog Chubby

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Chubby from Hedgehog Fibres is an extra special base that we are so excited to carry. Beata Jezek had this base spun exclusively for her by the wives of shepherds in Peru. The black specs are spun into every skein which gives it its signature look. Chubby fits into the Super Bulky category which makes it ideal for cowls, hats, and other small accessories. Here are some pattern suggestions for this great new base! There aren’t too many patterns knit up in this base yet so, if you’re looking for more ideas, check out the patterns knit with Madelinetosh ASAP.

Drop Stitch CowlA few of the kitties have knit a Drop Stitch Cowl and we absolutely love how the dropped stitches show off the uniqueness of hand-dyed yarn. If you know anything about Hedgehog Fibres, you will definitely want to show off the colorway you choose.

If thinner cowls are your thing, just omit one of the repeats or knit less garter rows in between the drop stitch rows.

 

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Picture: Miki Barlok

Knit Knit Hat was written by the brains behind Hedgehog Fibres, Beata Jezek. We especially love this pattern because it is incredibly quick to knit up and only requires one skein of Chubby! This would be a great pattern for beginners or those who just want to test out this new base.

Chubby Garter CowlChubby Garter Cowl looks like the most cozy cowl and you just can’t beat the simplicity of this pattern.
– CO 70 sts on US15
– Knit in garter until yarn runs out
– Measures 30” circumference and 12.5” tall
Done and done! You’ve got yourself a cozy new cowl to cuddle up in or give away to someone special.

 

 

really warm hat

Really Warm Hat is just that, a really warm hat! We love this pattern because of the classic stitch pattern and giant pompom. The gentle haze of Chubby would look fantastic and you will definitely have the warmest head on the block.

Have you knit something using Chubby? Show us in the comment section below. We always love to see your projects!

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