Monday, February 4, 2008

First FO of February!

Nice alliteration there, huh?

Here is my first February FO, a tam for my sister's birthday (10/08 so I have finished with months to spare!)

I hope she likes it. She's a lot trendier than I am, so I'm not sure how she'll feel about this. I'm just crossing my fingers, because I think it turned out quite lovely.

  • The pattern is my own, sort of designed as I went along. I had a lot of fun doing it!
  • It is a combination of a few stitch patterns. The brim has a folded picot edge, and the body of the hat consists of a zigzag stitch, brioche rib, and stockinette.
  • I knit it completely on size 5 DPNs and 24" circulars (my Denise interchangeables)
  • It took about about 3 days to complete, but only because I kept having to rip back. Once I got going, it flew off the needles.
  • I finished it February 1st. I sewed on the flower, and wore it to the park!
I am so excited to already be able to check a gift off my list! It feels great.

More details can be found on my blog, and on Ravelry (including the pattern as a free PDF download).


Marce (BrownBerry) said...

Catherine how wonderful!!
It looks beautiful - and I think you should make another one just for you :)

Congrats on finishing a Q4 gift. One more and you'll be entered in the Quarterly Challenge prize drawing.

laughing purple goldfish said...

o0o... I love the picot edging!

looks fantastic

Sara said...

It's fabulous! I'm sure your sister will love it.

vegasangelbrat said...

Who could resist the color :-) I'm sure she'll love it! Its beautiful!

Catherine said...

Thanks for all the great compliments, everyone!