Remember waaay back when, when everyone talking and knitting their way through the Ravelympics? Yeah, me too, even though it’s a fuzzy blur of Silky Merino, evenly spaced YOs, and Bob Costas. (OT: How gorgeous are those new Silky colors? Seriously.)
It’s no secret I failed on the Vine Bolero, but I managed to whip out my new favorite hat in the last remaining days of the Vancouver Olympics.
Pattern: Quincy (Ravelry pattern link)
Source: Brooklyn Tweed – Made in Brooklyn pattern collection (my own signed edition!)
Yarn: Malabrigo Twist in Grapes
Needles: US 10 & US 10 1/2 DPNs
Mods: None. This yarn is the softest, squishiest wool I have ever touched. Seriously. I want a swimming pool’s quantity of it. The being said, I’m not sure how much a sweater made with Twist would pill. I’m waiting to see what people’s experiences are first before I buy a sweater quantity.
This hat has the most interesting construction so it definitely isn’t boring! First, you start off making a garter stitch scarf with i-cord edges. Then you graft the edges together, after twisting the fabric.
Using the DPNs, you picks up stitches around the edge to create the crown of the hat.
It’s worth mentioning that this hat did not want to be photographed. The night before I was planning to take pictures, I left it at the yummy Italian restaurant near our house. After rescuing it and taking pictures in the freezing March dreariness, I realized I was wearing the hat inside-out. Oops! These are no excuses as to why it took me over a month to post this FO. Sigh.
Coming up: I cross over to the dark side… crochet!