Pat's Knitting and Quilting
June 11, 2012
One of my knitting rules is that if I buy a book, I have to knit something from it. I bought Norwegian Handknits a few months ago and just made the Cross-Country Ski Hat - my favorite hat - so far.
Started with this gorgeous Polworth/Silk Fiber from FatCatKnits Mixed Blessing Fiber Club in Brad and Angelina. I just love these 2 colors together - such rich beautiful contrast!
Spun into a regular 3 ply worsted weight yarn
This man needs a shave!
Pattern: Cross-Country Ski Hat from Norwegian Handknits by Sue flanders and Janine Kosel
Here is a peek inside to the handspun cashmere lining - I doubled up 2 leftover fingering weight balls and used every tiny little bit ending with several rows of Angelina blue.
I knit the lining 1st using a provisional cast on and picked it up at the top of the cuff. Below is the full inside view.
The braided tassels are 10 strand fishtail braids - new to me - easy and I really like them!
All ready for the coldest days next winter...
Lots of fiber prep happening here - along with finishing up of old WIPs so I can have a clean slate going into the Tour de Fleece in a few weeks! I'm also sneaking in a Through the Loops Mystery Shawl KAL and have completed clue 2 :)