Fuzzy and Blue


Posted by: Peanut in MyBlog

Tagged in: Knitting , Hat , Blue

Pattern: A hat (see notes below)
Yarn: Quince & Co. Osprey in Delft + Garnstudio DROPS Kid-Silk in colour # 06
Size: To fit me (roughly)
Yardage: a bit more than half the skin of Osprey (say about 100 m)
Needles: 3.5 mm and 4.00 mm bamboo

… And …

Pattern: Momentum Cowl by Natalie Selles
Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta in Anzules
Size: As written
Yardage: The whole skein
Needles: 9.00 mm bamboo

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The cowl pattern is simple and quick. My skein must have been a bit short (or my gauge a bit loose) because I only got seven repeats in before I ran out of yarn and the pattern calls for almost nine. The cowl turned out a good size anyway so I don't mind. Oh and ….

This yarn is awesome!!!!!!! Knit with it.

The big needles meant I had to take a couple of breaks while I was knitting but I've been seriously considering knitting these cowls for everyone I know just so I can run this yarn through my fingers. It feels that great. The incredible colours don't hurt either.

The hat morphed as it went along. I started out knitting Felicity by Wanett Clyde but changed the rolled brim for ribbing. By the time I'd reached the increases for the pattern I'd realized that the fabric I was getting had too much body for a slouchy hat so I started decreasing instead. The end result is a nice, basic, fuzzy, blue hat that fits me pretty well (it's a teeny bit big).

The yarn feels great but was annoying to work with. It's a little unfair of me to complain though because the problems all came from me not noticing when I was winding the two yarns together that every so often a full loop of the Kid-Silk had pulled out and been wound into the combined ball. As I was knitting along I'd run into these loops and have to push the extra yarn down the strand of Osprey to get it out of the way. Twice I got so frustrated I cut the Kid-Silk and removed the extra. Next time I'll pay more attention when I wind different yarns together.