When in Philadelphia, I bought yarn. I told JQ I would make something with some of it before a conference in Atlanta next month. So, I made another hat for DJ. I have yet to make a hat for myself. I have only made 1 for TH. I’m not sure I’m that happy with the hat, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing it. I thought I would make Foliage out of this yarn. I realize the color is not like foliage, but I thought it would like nice anyway. The pattern is for 2 weight of yarn. You end up with 96 stitches for one and 64 for the other. Unfortunately, I determined that 80 stitches would be right for this yarn. Because of the construction of the hat, I wasn’t sure how to adjust it for a different yarn size. Out came The New Knitting Stitch Library to find a lace pattern that would work in about 80 stitches.
Pattern: none (see below)
Yarn: Terra, the Fibre Company, African Violet (1 skein)
Needles: size 7, double point for rib, size 9 for rest
Began: February 2008. Completed: February 2008
Cast on 80 stitches. Work 1×1 ribbing for about 8 rounds. I should have inserted a plain row of stockinette before I started the pattern, but I didn’t follow pattern 218 (multiple of 16 stitches). Repeat 2.5 times. K2tog (or P2 tog) all stitches for 1round, knit (or purl) one round, k2tog (or P2 tog) etc. until you have decreased to 5 stitches. Break yarn and pull end through loops.
The color is better in the outside shot. The sun was so bright on the snow on Saturday that I couldn’t keep my eyes open for the photo.