Monday, May 10, 2010

My new distraction

I've been distracted from my current sock project (the socks that don't want to be knit), by the "Turn a Square" hat designed by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed fame. This is absolutely a fabulous pattern. I used one skein of Cascade 220 and one skein of Noro Silk Garden and knit two hats in one week - one for a friend going through chemo and one for my husband. It's the first time I've knit with Silk Garden, and I'm in love with the stuff.

For the first hat I did the 3/2 striping the pattern called for, switching to just Silk Garden for the last little bit of decrease on the crown of the hat.


Notice that the circles turn to squares on the top of the hat.


I love the subtle changes in color with the Silk Garden. And Lily's sweet face. I think she was meant to model.

For this hat, I used a Fibonacci-ish sequence of stripes like others on Ravelry did. But I couldn't get Ella to take a non-goofy picture of the front of the hat.

I've run out of Silk Garden, so it's back to knitting the socks that won't end until I can make another trip to the yarn store. Or until I throw the socks that won't end aside and pull out of the four skeins of yarn I acquired last week under my mom's influence.

3 comments:

Cathy said...

so cute! i'll have to try that pattern. :)

Baino said...

They are cute. I'm really going to have a bash at socks though. I haven't even got a pair of slippers but I love bedsocks. I prefer the Hat Elizabeth's wearing in the previous post! Hahaha!

Donna said...

Oh...I have hat envy. If only I could knit like you :-)