Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Double Yak Hat

A snowy day is as good as any to finish a warm hat. The cable is from Elsebeth Lavold's Viking Patterns for Knitting, page 51. Using the construction of knitty.com's Coronet hat for inspiration, I grafted the cable together, then picked up 85 stitches around the edge with #7s. When the hat was done, I picked up 85 stitches around the bottom rim of the cable and knit a second layer. Two layers of Shokay 100% yak yarn should be nice and toasty through the Wisconsin winter.

And now for a breath of spring! This arrived from Knit Purl's Sock Club a few weeks ago.
I can't say enough nice things about this sock club. This installment's pattern is called Buds and Butterflies. An azalea garden inspired the colorway. See the sunlight glowing in the yarn?

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