This one is Reverie from the latest Knitty. A great little knit - I really like patterns where its really intuitive and you can still make something with pattern while watching TV or being interuppted a million times by the children!
(Please excuse the craptastic self potraits)
I used 1.5 balls of scrummy Woolganic (its Australian organic merino) that I got via my yarn mule (thanks Kelly!). Now I wish I'd got more when Kelly ran the co-op because it really was lovely to knit. This colourway is called chilli and its a lovely red red. (you know, not orange red or pink red but just red red). Just lovely.
The pattern was written for 4ply at 24st/10cm and since I was using DK at 22st/10cm I just CO for the smaller size of the pattern. Preblocking this looked just right (slouch is good with me) but after I washed it, it grew in size so is a teeny bit big all over. If I did again I'd do a few less repeats before the crown shaping (there's a LOT of fabric back there). Overall I'm pretty pleased though and it will be handy to have a hat that easily covers my ears - as I look outside this morning its definitely autumn now.
I love the spirals!
Now I'm sorted for my autumn slouchy berets, I need to think about some gloves!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Posted by sweetp at 11:37 AM