Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hat Challenge FO #2: Salt Creek 2.0

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Last week I got a lot of knitting done: two hats in a week, to be exact.  I started this one on the first snow day and finished it in three or four days, partially because I had to rip back some of the decreases a few times.  It's sort of crazy how much this hat grows - when it was first finished, it was a squishy, wrinkly little mess, but after it soaked for fifteen minutes, it really opened up into a nice, drapey, and very soft fabric.  When it was dry, I noticed the cashmere content much more than before it was washed.  It formed a super soft halo that makes the hat really nice to wear.  Most of the time I have Lumberjack take pictures of my FOs, then I take them off and squirrel them safely away.  The other day, I kept on wearing the hat - it even sort of went with my outfit!

I just have to read over the pattern one last time, then it's off to the test knitters.  Hooray!

Pattern: Salt Creek, by me
Yarn: Anzula Cricket MCN, colorway Boysenberry
Yardage: Just about 215 yards of a 225-yard skein
Needles: Size 4 US Addi Turbo Lace 16" circulars and size 4 US Hiya Hiya DPNs.


sparkle said...

cool beans....robin can't wait to testknit this....she has hinted that she will lead a KAL at Smith's for us......Gonna hold her to that. Keep up the great design work-we all say "howdy" from oberlin! sparkle

Lindsey said...

I want this hat!