I finished the first of my 12 projects for the Skein After Skein Epic KAL-CAL. One of my hats.
Project page here.
Pattern: Oak Trail by Alana Dakos from Botanical Knits
Yarn: Madeline Tosh Vintage in Filigree, maybe .6 skeins
Start Date: April 19, 2013
Finish Date: April 22, 2013
Needles: US 5.
Mods and Notes: I used the same size needle for all parts of the hat. I got gauge on a 5 for the larger needle and it seemed excessive to go down to a US3 for the brim. Also, I have a big head, so I thought a little extra room wouldn’t be bad. When I got it wet the superwash really loosened up. I liked the size that way, so if I had thought about it, I would have stuffed it while drying or pinned it out to keep it that size. It did snug itself back up while it was drying.
I don’t know if it’s a super flattering shape on me, but I am still getting used to wearing hats. And even getting these pictures was quite an ordeal! I did really enjoy the pattern. I pre-ordered Alana’s book and may have to make a bunch of things from it. Like all of the sweaters!
Oh, and because I never posted any additional pictures of my Cerato Cowl, here they are.
The colors of this cowl have really grown on me! I like it more and more each time I see it!
I have actually finished project #2 from the Epic KAL-CAL as well, but I need to get better pictures of it. Hopefully next week will be a more productive blogging week!