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Thorpe Revisited

Ever since Jared posted his I've wanted to make a handspun Thorpe.  I finally got around to it this weekend.


What started as this:

Gravel Redux
Became this:

HS Thorpe 4
Thrope
HS Thrope 3
Handspun Thorpe

Pattern:  My own - it's a freebie in my pattern store.
Size:  Large - My yarn was more of an aran weight than bulky so I knit size large which worked out perfectly.
Main Color Yarn:  My handspun
Fiber:  100% Merion from Funky Carolina
Colorway:  Gravel Redux
Contrast Yarn:  Something brown in the stash that has long since been relieved of its label.

Mods, etc.
I was so happily knitting this one that I made the crown a little deep.  Rather than rip back, I made the garter edge two rounds shallower in the front.  Everything else is knit to the instructions for the large size.

The kids wanted extra long braids, so that's what they got.

Thorpe 5

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Looks fantastic! one of my all time favorite hat patterns, by the way!

Just the first picture of the yarn got a gasp out of me. The hat is great and I love the long braids, what fun!

I, too, have been thinking of a handspun thorpe. Yours is great, and the jacket is pretty nifty, too.

did you make three versions? your handspun yarn is beautiful, and so is that hat! must make one for myself...

ps - do you know offhand how many yards you used for the hat?

Thanks for posting this ! I have this wonderful skein of handspun and now I know what to knit with it. I loooooove this !

Gorgeous! I still need to make one of those.

Love this one especially! And I am almost done with the Dr. G's back--size XL really can take the wind out of a knitter's sales, you know?? But I love this pattern, so easy to memorize and a gorgeous result...

It's perfect in the handspun!

Big fan of the Thorpe! I've just made 2, each took 1 night! I can't wait to see them on my nieces! But first, I have about 4 more to make. Thanks for such a fantastic pattern :)

a pure beauty - love love the colors !

my daughter loves to wear her Thorpe everyday, thanks again for the pattern.

have a nice day !

Really brings out the wonderful handspun -- looks great! Love the colors.

It's gorgeous! I've been planning to knit one 'some day'. Now I'm inspired to make it today! I like the extra long braids. Neat idea of your kids! :-)

It's gorgeous in handspun!

oohhh it's super pretty!! Love the colorway!

That's utterly beautiful. I need to do more spinning.

oh kirsten! it's so gorgeous! you certainly make my fiber look beautimous with your handknits. thank you! :)

Wow - another fabulous hat - and that handspun, wowza! Nice job on a revisit:)

This is just awesome! I love it. How many yards, do you think you used? I'm going to get on the search for the yarn right away. So cool. How many more do you have to make? HA! Now, back to you know what!!!

This is just awesome! I love it. How many yards, do you think you used? I'm going to get on the search for the yarn right away. So cool. How many more do you have to make? HA! Now, back to you know what!!!

ooo, lovely. i made a couple of thorpes in manos last winter, and am just learning to spin -- perhaps with another thorpe in sight...

I love this! I still need to knit a Thorpe or two or three...

It's gorgeous! The handspun looks so yummy and the colors are so pretty.

I need to make one of these out of my handspun....eventually :)

It's gorgeous! The handspun looks so yummy and the colors are so pretty.

I need to make one of these out of my handspun....eventually :)

It's gorgeous! The handspun looks so yummy and the colors are so pretty.

I need to make one of these out of my handspun....eventually :)

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