Monday, January 19, 2009

First new knitting project of 2009 finished

All my forced downtime the first couple weeks of this year at least meant I had time to knit. This hat went so quickly! I decided to make a simple Garter Stitch Cap with this soft mostly-merino Garden Party Fibers (Handspun by Jacquetta) yarn I bought a few years ago. My plans are to use the leftover yarn to trim a pair of felted mittens I'll cut out of an old Shetland sweater I recently felted in the wringer. Maybe knit a short cuff or needle felt a design on the mittens? Haven't decided yet.

The pattern I used for the hat came from Homespun, Handknit, one of my all-time favorite knitting books. The pattern couldn't be simpler: Knit 1 round, purl 1 round on circular or dp needles till time to shape the top. Then alternate a decreasing knit row with a plain purl row for another 7 rows or so. The colorful nubby bulky yarn stars here.

4 comments:

Janie said...

Love those colors!

Carolyn said...

Thanks, Janie. I think the colorway is one that had to be worked up into a project in order to really appreciate the colors. And now I love it! DH and I are even arguing over which one of us gets to wear it...

Marilyn said...

Oh, that turned out so pretty.

Carolyn said...

Thanks, Marilyn. Kind words motivate me to keep working on my projects! :-)