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?


malcomama said...

what a proud and content face! beautiful work, Doophane!

goodkarma said...

Way to save a project... sounds like dad's hat is perfect and he looks so proud of his little girl. :)