I am the first one posting a finished project (or a FO for those of you who like the knitting blog abbrevs.)! It’s hard to believe that I am the first one to finish something. I’m the starter. I like to cast on. I like to watch the stitch pattern develop in the yarn. I don’t really like to finish.
But here’s my latest finished item:
I created this for my brother’s 30th birthday (it is at the end of the month and I have to get it in the mail. Another personal design (and yes, I will be working on writing this one up).
Main colour: Galway by Diamond Yarns colour number 689.
Contrast colour: Cascade 220 Wool Heathers colour number 2441.
Points awarded: 6
Hat = 1pt
90 yards used = 1pt
stash yarn = 1pt
designing = 1pt
cables = 1 pt
colour work = 1pt
This hat was knit flat and seamed together. I finally perfected seaming, using mattress stitch. I learned how to seam out of a vintage book I own (Reader’s Digest’s Complete Guide to Needlework), but here’s a great video to show you how to do it yourself:
I think that Mattress stitch is the best skill to learn. It did take me some time to perfect this skill. I used to avoid all seaming at all costs. I converted all patterns into the round. I hated the finishing process. Now I love it! It has also opened up a world of colour work opportunities (as I have yet to figure out Intarsia in the round as of yet).
I’m not going to lie, I think that I need this hat in pink and black!
Ok ladies! I’d love to see what you come up with!