Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Pattern: Winter Femme, from d-made
Yarn: The Fibre Co.'s Terra, in Nettle, seen here (60% merino, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk), purchased from Downtown Yarns in September 2006
Needles: #7 16" circular and #7 DPNs
Modifications: Where to start... First, I had a very different yarn, and limited yardage. Instead of the recommended 108 stitches, I cast on 84. I worked only six rows in the cables and in the decreases, assuming that I had different row gauge as well. I liked the pattern very much, and the yarn was great. I'm glad that there's another in a different color in my stash!
For a while, I was engaging the Power of Positive Thinking in that the hat was going to fit an adult, and that I'd have enough yarn to finish: two things about which I was quite concerned. That Power got me a hat that should fit Little Miss Red Dress (celebrating her 18-month birthday in July and my favorite knit-wear model) this winter (it's 13", unstretched in diameter). Ah, well. She loves hats, and I had enough yarn. It's all good in the end.