Wednesday, November 19, 2014
You're Such a Gentleman
One day at work, while I was bragging about my knitting prowess, I asked by my coworker to make him a hat and scarf for the winter. His requirements were simple; something black to keep him nice and warm. I took this opportunity to knit up another Compo Hat by Julz. This was a recent pattern that I had tested in one of my Ravelry groups in a plain acrylic yarn. Fortunately, the search for a comparable scarf wasn't hard to find. I chose the Gentlemans Scarf by the Sheepwalk Fiber Arts Studio.
Both projects were knit in Knit Picks Swish Superwash Merino. The hat was knit with Size 7 needles and the scarf with Size 9. I felt it necessary to use a larger needle for the scarf to achieve the appropriate drape. Each pattern was easy to follow and knit up quickly. The Swish Superwash Merino made the cable patterns pop and the fine wool made for a more luxurious knit that could be dressed up or down. I intentionally made the scarf extra long to wrap around the neck and have the ends hang down.
The project, finished just in time was a big hit with the recipient. Right after the delivery, our area experienced a drop in temperatures. My friend came into work with his new hat, ready to pose for a picture. Needless to say when there's cold weather in the forecast, this hat delivers comfort and warmth.
Posted by Debbie at 8:19 PM