- Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Work In Progress Wednesday
It's been ages since I've done one of these work in progress posts. This is a hat I'm knitting, to match my new (charity shopped - but I promise I will blog it soon!) winter coat. The pattern is Alicia Plummer's Mullspice. I found it on Ravelry using their brilliant patten browser where you can specify yarn and garment type, plus a whole host of other criteria. It's a truly fab feature.
The pattern uses a provisional cast on so you can rip it out after a few inches and knit those cast-on stitches together with the stitches on the needles to make a cosy double thickness brim. I love the thick cable design but what I like much less is the nubby pattern that makes up 3/4 of the hat and requires alternating between kit and purl, which I find annoying. I hope I really like the finished hat to make up for that annoyance. As a result progress is slow and I have been happy to be distracted by crochet instead.
The yarn is Drops Karisma, a DK weight wool bought at Queen of Purls.