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January 4, 2007
Lusekofte Cap and a Little Startitis

The Lusekofte Cap is a great knit - the fun of Norwegian motifs on a nice small project! The pattern begins with a k1,p1 cast on, which for some reason I've never done before (it makes a nice stretchy ribby edge) and ends with a tassel attached with a lanyard braid.

Lusekofte Cap

Pattern: Lusekofte Cap from Hats On by Charlene Schurch (my current favorite hat book!) I followed the pattern exactly as written - perfect charts
Size: Large (20") While I was knitting it looked too big, but gauge was right on and it turned out to be a perfect fit.
Yarn: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes - 50 g hollyberry/ 32 g Snickerdoodle (that' s $3.98 for a warm pretty wool hat!)
Needles: 16" US size 6 circular (followed by 2 circulars for the crown)

One more completed project for The Stranded Colorwork KAL .
Here are 2 willing models......I guess it will be a "family hat"

Lusefofte on Cam Lusekofte Dave

and on to a few more projects.....

Cozy in Cables
My next Dulaan project is Cozy in Cables a WONDERFUL pattern by the talented Marguerite (One piece in the round - no seams).This little sweater knits up so fast (I took this picture this morning and I am to the armholes now). I'm using Briggs and Little Heritage yarn double stranded with US 10 1/2 needles...It is going to be a WARM sweater.
Shell Pattern Sock
I also started my Vintage Sock KAL project for January. They are "Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern" from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. I'm using KnitPicks "Gloss" is Concord Grape and is it ever PURPLE!

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