11.09.10 If Goldilocks were a knitter...
This week a fabulous new pattern collection , "Coastal Knits" by Hannah Fettig and Alana Dankos was released for pre-order. I love many of these designs and was delighted that two of my favorite designs in the book would be available as an immediately download when you pre-ordered. Let the swatching begin...
|Rocky Coast by H. Fettig|
|Top left - Lima, Fisherman's wool, Greenland|
First I chose - Rowan Lima...gauge was off (too small) and it didn't show the cables well. This needs a smooth yarn.
Next came - LB Fisherman's Wool - gauge is right, but on 10.5s this will have a very stretched look (too large) Think I need an aran weight- something smooth and thicker
Last try - Cascade Greenland. Thick, ropey and dense, it is the right gauge and did not look stretched out. (just right) But the color is wrong and well...this thing will weigh a ton.
Sigh....what to do? I scored from Ultra Alpaca in Redwood mix color this weekend from Dizzy Deal - might try it in that yarn when it arrive. Might be too dark.
In the meantime...
#8 of 45 - Finished.
Tweed Watch Cap
Super cute as a cloche. Might add a large button. This is knit in Classic Elite Portland Tweed and is very soft. I blocked it as a cloche instead of a hat by pulling out the brim.
|Stolen Moments shawl|
Pattern is free and some day I will knit this.