Sunday, December 16, 2007
Knitted Christmas Gift #3 Revealed!
Pattern: Boiled Wool Flap Cap for my Dad, my own pattern
Yarn: Cascade 220 and KnitPicks Wool of the Andes
Needles: Size 8 Brittnay birch dpns
Reactions: This was an enjoyably quick holiday knit. I didn't begin with the intentions of fulling the wool, but my end product was a bit bigger than expected, and I'm really happy with the way the wool transformed when boiled (on the stove, in a big enamel pot) and aggitated (with two big wooden spoons). The Cascade got so soft, and the little purl/knit stripes came to life with the haze created by the fulling technique. My dad says this hat is so soft and comfy. Doesn't he look happy with it?