Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas knitting

I found the pattern here on Ravelry for free.  I cast on 88 stitches which gave me the right gauge for the ribbing.  I reduced to 84 stitches in the knit part.

 I tried this cast on and it seems to give a nice stretchy edge.   I am blending two sports weight yarns.  The first is Nature Spun in Burnt Sienna (100% wool).  The second is Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in a gray.  This one is a mix of wool and cashmere and something called 'microfibre'.  Not sure if that is sheep or rabbit.  :-)

I really like the color pattern that mixing two strands of wool gave me.

Loved this one so much, I've cast on another for me!

Happy Stitching!


  1. Beautiful!! It looks so warm and comfy! Merry Christmas!

  2. The hat must be amazingly soft!! Interesting cast on... Grabbing my knitting needles to give it a whirl! Thanks!


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