Monday, September 17, 2007

FO - Foliage

Pattern: Foliage by Emilee Mooney

Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Bobby Blue (bits from several skeins but all together this took less than one hank)

Needles: Pony DPNs size 4.5mm/US7 (3.5mm/US4 for ribbing)

Time: September 15th - September 16th, 2007

Pattern modifications: I have a small head and realised that the hat turned out too big for me when I finished it the first time. I ripped out half a pattern repeat (6 rows), changed my ribbing to k2p2 and used even smaller needles. It's still a bit too big for me, but it's okey.

Comments: Quick knit with a pattern that's easy to memorize. I had a fiddly time fighting the needles the first couple of rows but after some attempts I got it working. My guess is that it would be much easier starting this on 2 circs. I haven't knit with my Pony DPNs for a while and I had forgotten how clumsy they feel. More than once when knitting this hat, did I wish for KnitPick's DPNs in bigger sizes. I only have them in sock sizes...

I wore the hat when biking to work this morning and it feels like a perfect fall/early winter hat with the combination of warm Malabrigo and a lacy pattern.

9 comments:

lissalue said...

I just finished Foliage in a similar colorway, but I can't remember what it is at the moment, but it is blue. I also changed my ribbing to k2p2, although I was able to use the needles they called for.

I really loved this pattern, it was a super quick knit, and it looks so nice. I love seeing yours.

Great Job!!

essjay said...

It looks great Anna! Nice to know it was such a quick knit!

Geek Knitter said...

Anna, your hat's lovely! I've got some deep purple Malabrigo I may use for this...

ekittie said...

I can just bet you that the more times I see this the more I'm going to like it. Yours is wonderful!

Stine said...

Stunning!

I can't believe you already finished it!

Mona said...

Söööt! Du inspirerar mig. Kanske inte att sticka eller virka, men har beställt hem en massa pärlor.

DietcokeMom said...

It looks adorable, Anna!

DietcokeMom said...

Anna, it looks marvelous! I'm thinking I need to make one of these.....

Anna said...

Tack så mycket allihop! :)