01 August 2014

FO: Contemporary

Let's ignore the myriad of WIPs that are taunting me. 

Let's cast on new projects just because we can.

Let's knit a super cute hat for ourselves, because we realise we're half-way through winter without a single new hand knit to wear.

Let's use this gorgeous yarn we've scandalously had in the stash for over a year.

Yes.  Let's.

Pattern: Contemporary.  Lovely little pattern with the 3 different sized cables to keep it interesting.  I made this in under a week.  I made this exactly according to pattern, which I rarely rarely do (usually because I sub some different weight yarn).
Yarn:  Madelinetosh Pashmina in Oxblood. Gah this is I think the nicest yarn I've ever used.  It's absolutely luxurious and snuggly, I almost feel bad for using it in an item that won't be up against my skin.  I used about half for this hat.
Ravelled here.

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  1. Very pretty! I love the depth of colour in that yarn ^___^

  2. Love the hat, and the color is gorgeous. Question on the coat, did you not consider leaving the lining unattached from the hem? That might help the rippling. The coat is adorable.

    1. I did think of that as an afterthought, but I was pretty engrossed in following the instructions as they were, so I just went for it. The rippling is a small price to pay for a snuggly coat at the end of the day :)

  3. love the hat and love the yarn even more and love your philosophy about casting on new things despite wips even more x

    1. life is far too short to beat oneself up about how many wips are on the to-do list :)