Wednesday, January 24, 2007
A hat for Sean for Christmas. I was making mittens with the imperial symbol on them, but I just couldn't make them work right. I love to knit fair-isle, but I have a little difficulty keeping even tension, and the yarn I was using (100% acrylic) wasn't helping. This is made using Rowan Wool Cotton in a dark brown (that I thought was black) and a muted lime green called "Elf". I had to go up 3 needle sizes to get a comfortable gauge, from US 3 to US 6! But like I said I have weird tension with fair-isle that sits on the very tight side.
The red around the bottom is for the provisional cast-on, it'll have a lining knit up inside after it's done.