Sunday, January 6, 2008
Project 1, Book 1 - Mind's Eye Hat
As part of my resolution to make one project from each of my knitting books, I cast on this simple handspun hat from Spin to Knit by Shannon Okey.
This is the Mind's Eye Hat, with a few minor modifications. I added an inch or so of 2x2 ribbing and continued to decrease into a point rather than drawing the yarn through the stitches at the crown and cinching.
It's a good pattern, I finished it in an afternoon and an evening, which is a requirement in a hat, for me, but I think in the future I'll just stick to my spiraling hat.
Spin to Knit is an interesting book, written by Knitgrrl Shannon Okey. I picked it up in the US early last year and it's taken me until now to read it. It's quite a good resource for utilising handspun, but I'd probably only recommend it to new spinners. It's interesting, but there's nothing new in there.
There aren't many projects from it that I would make, but one day I'll tackle the faux fair isle raglan pullover (ravelry link).
Pattern: Mind's Eye Hat from Spin to Knit
Yarn: Spiraling handdyed hanspun, 100% merino in Smoothie
Needles: 5mm circ
Made for: The present box