Do you remember the wonderful Ohio State themed yarn I bought while visiting my son in Columbus? It is now a scarf and hat, made for him for Christmas. This is Cascade Yarns, 128 Superwash, in merino wool, 128 yards per skein. It is really a delight to work with, very soft and fluffy.
I am fascinated how variegated yarn behaves when used in different situations. Here is the hat, knit in the round in pretty basic stockinette stitch. I love how the colors pool, but are slightly different in each row. I cast on 54 stitches using size 10 1/2 double pointed needles, made around a 2 inch rib, knit it until I thought it was long enough, about 8 1/2 inches, and then knit tog 2 tog until I had just a few stitches on the needles. I then used a darning needle to pull the yarn through the last remaining stitches, and it was done, easy peasy. This is based on the pattern I referred to in my last post.
Now look at the same yarn used in a very simple garter stitch scarf, it looks completely different. Cast on 21 stitches using size 10 1/2 needles, knit each row until you run out of yarn, that was at about the 48 in. mark for me. I'd say it is pretty manly, just perfect for Mr. 21.
I thought the scarf was okay until I made the hat, which I am in total love with and now makes the scarf look pretty drab. The hat just has some extra zing I think, and I love the colors, love, love, love the way it turned out. I could do something else with the scarf, but I am not frogging it as I know my son, it will be lost in no time at all. Two more finished projects to add to my list.
Now for the modeling session...........
Someone I know was not in the mood to model. He was busy eating his breakfast and watching his shows before school. I took a million photos of him, almost all of them were a big blur as he was turning his head every which way.
I swear he looks like an Elf, one of Santa's helpers with his tiny little head.
Even blurry he is awfully cute.