Recently Stitchcraft Marketing contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying the newest offering from Bijou Basin Ranch, Himalayan Summit. Himalayan Summit is a luxurious addition to their line. It comes in 325 yard/100 gram skeins and is an oh so soft mix of 50% Tibetan Yak and 50% Superfine Merino. I have knit with Bijou Basin yarns before, and they are all ultra-lush and wonderful to knit with. I eagerly selected a skein in the Turmeric colorway and started looking for patterns.
I decided I absolutely had to wear this skein close to my skin, and I’ve been looking for a luxurious new hat, so I perused my pattern queue on Ravelry and decided to knit Constellate by Hunter Hammersen. The yarn was just a little splitty (I chalk this up to the super fine stapled fibers in it), but had really great stitch definition that showed off the pattern to perfection. I’m calling mine Harvest Moon.
I mostly knit this hat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and I was almost sorry when it was done because the yarn was so soft and wonderful to work with. I’m really pleased with the combination of the pattern and yarn, and my hat has been keeping me very warm during our single digit temperatures this week.
A special thank you to Stitchcraft Marketing and the folks at Bijou Basin Ranch who sent me a skein of Himalayan Summit (retail: $25.00) for free. I received no other compensation for this review. All opinions and photos are my own.