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?
Posted by Helen at 4:49 PM