Thursday, February 22, 2007

Brooklyn Cap

Interweave Knits Summer 2006- As I remember, there wasn't anything that interested me in the issue. I rarely knit things for Spring and Summer. Don't know why, but it seems like light weight things just take longer. Maybe it's the smaller needles, maybe the smaller yarn, but it just takes me a lot of time to do anything. Plus there's always so much nice wool to be knit. So I passed it by, the IW magazine I mean.

Earlier in the winter, I was looking again at Coloursknits amazing projects and she had this hat. I have to have that hat!! Interweave Summer?? I don't remember that hat, but it must be so. Now comes the challenge. Where can I get this magazine at this point in the year. It's not sold in Ireland any were and I don't want to have it sent for one pattern. Beg it off the yahoo group. Does anyone have this?? Sara and Ger to the rescue. I still don't like the hat in the picture, but I have seen what it can be with a slight modification of yarn.

Must finish projects on the needles and then, dive into the stash. I chose an ancient Olive green from Rowan Classic Collection. Probably 10 years old. Army green is a mystery and the Fuchsia is Lambs Pride. Because I always think that things look better with a "little something", I opted to put in a wonky circle off center. That took the longest. Total knitting time was 3-4 hours of leisurely knitting. Shrank great with one wash and then added the Colourknits braided band.

I really love this hat! I'll be making another one for myself. This one is headed to Chicago to my lovely niece Jordan who had a birthday last week. Happy 19th!! Hope you like it.


tangelled angel said...

Is that a Holly I see peeking out from behind the hat? Looks really nice! I didn't think anything of the hat when I saw it in the magazine either but yours looks really good

Cheryl said...

That is so very cool. I like the way it felts (I know 'fulls' is technically correct). The shape changes somehow into a very neat cap. Jordan will love it.

Anonymous said...

I think Jordan will look simply fabulous! She will squeal with delight! It looks really cool!
Laurie (Big-Sis)