Monday, September 14, 2009

scratch the itch

Gotta' love a quick project that soothes the I must finish something! itch, right? Right!

Thursday morning, I started this:
And here's the Lyalya Hoodie that was my watched-pot knitting for the end of last week, done and blocking by Saturday night! What a great knit it was! Yummy yarn + super clear pattern + expectant recipient = happy knitter. :) Knitty gritty:

yarn: Malabrigo worsted, colorway Cuarenta 237
needles: size 6 + 8 16" circulars (I am a loose knitter, but left caution to the wind and knit without a swatch safety net - naughty, naughty!)
size: C (child)

I highly recommend the pattern. It has a geometry and construction that is simple but achieves an end that is intriguing to wonder at. The ribs run into each other perpendicularly and then form a point which is so quirky and fun! When worn, it hugs the head but only just the gentlest hug. (The super soft yarn helps with the hugging.) I thought about a pom-pon, but the recipient said it wouldn't be so cute if the point didn't point. Point taken. (!)
There will be more of these...

5 comments:

alison said...

Ooh, I love this hat...it looks like the perfect gift. This one is going on my list of must knits. Thanks!

I said...

Size C for cute!

tangled sky studio said...

your needles are flying again...just in time for autumn! crazy cute model and hat...

beth

lucy said...

how pretty cute hat! the yarn showcases is beautifully and surely, the recipient will enjoy it this season!

Heather said...

I am so excited to make this hoodie. It just seems like such a great way to keep the little ones warm through Winter

I love how yours turned out, wonderful color choice :)