Friday, September 07, 2007

Swatch Hat

Swatch Hat
Originally uploaded by Strickanfall.

A swatch hat, following EZ's recipe for don't-make-a-swatch-make-a-hat. I really like to feel "real" non-superwash wool. And I really like the fair-isle bands. And gauge is dead on. Happy.

Eine Muetze statt Maschenprobe, frei nach Elizabeth Zimmermann. Und ich entdecke, wieder mal, dass ich "echte" Wolle sehr gerne habe beim Stricken, lieber als die glatte Superwash Wolle. (aber ich werde trotzdem nciht anfangen, Kindersachen draus zu stricken...)

Un chapeau au lieu d'un essai, d'apres Elizabeth Zimmermann. Et je redecouvre le plaisir du tricot avec de la "vraie" laine, pas de la superwash.

Swatch Hat
Yarn: Dalegarn Heilo bought at Ribbels
Color: natural, blue, heather brown, acqua
Needle: 3.5 mm DPNs
gauge: 23st/4 inches
Pattern: well, based on the Fair-isle U-Neck by Mari Lynn Patrick in Vogueknitting Fall06
Cast-on to Finish: 24aug07-25aug07
Modifications: --
Knitting fun: fun!
Techniques learned: --


Shauna said...

I love it! I definitely want to try my first fair isle project before the year is out :-)

Me said...

Shauna: definitely try fairisle, and a hat is a perfect beginning project!!! It's so much fun to see how colors look together when knitted up, and to see them play off each other.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. -- I love knitting the sweater, I am just starting armhole and neckhole steeks right now, so the body should be done soon. Then the sleeves (somehow I consider that less fun, mainly, I guess, because I like fairisle on DPNs less than on a circular).