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I added Agathis to my Ravelry queue the day it was published in January 2015. Well, it’s been a while since. I obviously needed to find out about a wonderful little yarn shop in Aachen, where I recently bought the yarn for it. I’m talking about La Volotte, a small shop specialising in organic, fair-trade and mulesing-free yarns, which is situated in Aachen, Jakobstraße 107. The owners are super friendly and helpful and offer a variety of brands including Schoppel, Atelier Zitron, Misti Alpaca, Isager and BC Garn, to name only a few. Each quality is available in a range of different colours, including greys and black (the latter makes me ultra happy).

Now back to the hat. It is knitted with Zitron Luv & Lee, a barely spun yet superwash merino yarn. I love the yarn, but it is hard to knit cables with it at a tight gauge. However, I love the result. The hat came out just as beautiful as I wished it to be. Additionally, the yarn makes it a warm and perfect winter accessory. I fully recommend both, the pattern and the yarn.