Monday, May 02, 2011

another finished object [ which needs a name ]

Nadie wanted a slouchy hat
I felt like playing with a particular lace
This was the result
and I like it so much I'm about to cast on one for myself in blue

pattern - improvised
needles - 3.75mm & 4.5mm KP Harmony
yarn - Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply in Ruby

This isn't by any means the first time I've used Luxury, which is a nice, soft, machine washable little workhorse of a yarn with only one drawback. It grows like nobody's business the first time it hits water. Now if one happens to know that, one can [to a certain extent ] allow for it, but it does still make 'improvising' in this yarn a bit of a gamble size wise. This time, with the help of some swatching and some maths, I pretty much got the desired result ... even if The Girl does still think it's a little loose.

anyone want the pattern ?


Rose Red said...

It's so pretty! And a great colour (but you knew I'd say that, didn't you?!)

catsmum said...

yeah I knew that :)

lynnie003 said...

Just love the pattern and colour
I would dearly love to have the pattern as I have some lovely mauve yarn that would look great knitted up
Lyn F

Heather said...

Would love the pattern, adorable!!

Allison said...

Well, of course we'd like the pattern. It's lovely.

Jan said...

Hi, I have left you a message on ravelry, I would be so grateful if you could get back to me asap. Thank you!

Linda said...

Very cute! I love slouchy hates - and lace. Love the color, too.

Lynne said...

Very cool! (or is that spelt "kewl"?)