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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Turchin, FO

Pattern: Urchin, by Ysolda Teague, published in Knitty
Yarn: Opal's Handspun, "Chinese Turquoise", Merino silk
Needles: size 11

I held the yarn double and it knit up tight and small. After a soak the yarn softened up. It is a little large for my head. I may leave it as is or add some elastic around the rim. It's a very fast, clever project. I wish I had Kitchenered on the wrong side, as I have a larger knit looking row at the join. It's not really a very big deal, though. The yarn was lovely to work with.

It was tough to get the colors to show up nicely while taking a photo of myself so I took one at Aloha Yarns today. It is always sunny and happy there and fun to knit with Totoro, Nanea, Sandy and others who come to visit.

I blocked it over a salad plate.


Opal said...

oh i love the way it came out! that was one of my all time favorite spins too. thanks for being the one to knit it up! :)

Mokihana said...

Wow, that's really pretty!! Now that cold weather has arrived you'll get to wear it, too!

Beverly said...

I wasn't sure I liked this hat but I love the yarn you choose. I also love your header. The orchids are beautiful.

chris said...

I was going to comment on your new header, too- so beautiful! Are those irises? I like the hat with all those pretty blues. Trying to slowly catch up with all the blog reading...