Posted by: Kim | April 3, 2008

Winter FO Tour – Day 6

A couple of items knit for others…

RIBBED HAT

Ribbed Hat

Pattern: Skip, by Cathy Carron

Source: Hip Knit Hats, by Cathy Carron

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool), in Charrua, just under 1 skein

Needles used: Addi Turbo circular, US 10, and double-point needles, US 10

Project start date: January 2008

Project end date: January 2008

Notes: I knit this hat with the leftover yarn from her lounging socks that I made for Christmas. Since it’s straightforward K2/P2 ribbing, this project was QUICK to finish (about 6-7 hours). I thought I had enough hats in my closet, but making this one really tempted me to buy more Malabrigo for my own head!

EIN FREUND SCARF

Ein Freund ScarfEin Freund Scarf detail

Pattern: My own

Source: Individual cable patterns from Cables & Arans Harmony Guide published by Interweave Knits

Yarn: Zitron Ecco (100% superwash merino wool), in color 124, 6 skeins

Needles used: Clover Takumi bamboo straights, US 6

Project start date: January 2008

Project end date: February 2008

Notes: This was a special request by Kato, the roommate, as he is freezing during his work trips to Canada. I chose to give it a German name as a nod to his heritage.

The pattern consists of mirrored left & right panels of Filled Oval Cables, a center panel of a Criss-Cross Cable with Twists, all separated by Slipped Wavy Cables. Stitches are from the Cables & Arans Harmony Guide.

The Zitron Ecco was a perfect choice for cables, as it has springy qualities similar to Karabella Aurora – it really made the cables “pop.” Now to the negative. Wash your swatch!!! This yarn stretched a lot when I wet blocked this scarf, which caused me to have to machine dry it on low to get the original sizing back. For a superwash, it does wash beautifully though, with minimal blooming.

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Responses

  1. Love your hat and scarf!

  2. I LOVE the hat. Super cool colors. nice work on both.


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