Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ready for Cold

I got a bright idea last night.  I had come across some single ply black alpaca I'd spun several years ago just waiting for the right project.  A couple of weeks ago at the Three Sisters Folk Art Guild, one of the ladies had a hat she'd knit of black, using a slightly variegated green in a fair isle pattern.  It was so beautiful.

So, I was spinning away on some variegated fiber and had a brainwave that it would look great knit with the black alpaca.  Here's what happened:
It hasn't been blocked but it was a little tight so on the brim, I decided to do an i-cord bind off.  But as I was doing it, I decided it wasn't going to make it quite loose enough so I went with just doing a knitted off edging (instead of slipping the 4 stitches back to the left hand needle and knitting it from the beginning, I knit the edging back and forth).  I really like the little rim it made and it's going to be snuggly and warm.  Who's afraid of the big, bad snow.  Ha!

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