Yay, I can share some secret knitting!
First up, the Felicity Hat from Fall Interweave Knits. I love love love this hat. Even Derrick said “That’s a nice design!”. The yarn, Berrocco Ultra Alpaca Light, is warm and beautiful; the heathery colors were perfect for this project.
I snapped a few photos before sending the hat away for the photoshoot.
The best thing about this hat is that it was a fun challenge to design. It’s knit flat; the rows go from the brim to the crown and the hat is shaped into wedges using short rows. I like the crisp look of the 1×1 rib which was picked up after the hat was sewn together (I grafted the live stitches to the cast-on stitches for a virtually invisible seam). I don’t often think that I look good in hats but I think this one is super flattering and I would love to knit another just for me!
The colors and stripes remins me of the snow/skateboarder’s sweaters from the late 90’s; the ones with the stripes down the sleeves and across the chest. So I named it “Felicity” for the TV show that just screams late 90’s.
Next, the Maximum Stripe Pullover from the Fall issue of knitscene!
I loved knitting this stitch pattern; it’s a modified sailor rib worked mostly in the round. The result is a cushy and stretchy sweater that is easy to knit and cute to wear!