One more project in the “Instant Gratification” category.
Pattern: Foliage, from Knitty (version 2 for worsted weight yarn)
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted “Velvet Grapes”, about 2/3 of a skein
Needles: 4.5mm/US 6
This was a very quick project (done in 2 evenings), and it was the first time I’ve used Malabrigo, which is absolutely delicious. So soft and cuddly! It certainly won’t be the last time I use it – it’s wonderful.
I haven’t blocked the hat, so the lace pattern isn’t very open, but I think I like it that way.
The pattern calls for starting the hat on DPNs and then switching to a 16″ circular. I don’t have any 16″ circs, so I was planning to knit it all on DPNs. But I have a short cable with my Boye Needlemaster set which makes a 20 1/2″ circular, so I used that and it worked out great. The cable size was long enough that it wasn’t difficult to knit with, and short enough to work with the hat.
The yarn was from the 2 skeins I got from Lauren (thanks Lauren!) so I still have 1 1/3 skeins left to make a matching scarf. Now I just need to figure out what pattern to use for the scarf…