Friday, January 18, 2008

Glittery Alpaca Hat

This is a little, well, not really little, hat that I just finished. I don't really consider myself a knitter. I'm a Spinner and knit when I need a break from my wheel, or we are going somewhere in the car. Since I'm a restless passenger, knitting makes travel tolerable (nice alliteration, Maple)
This hat was mostly left over yarn. When I 2 ply (put two spindles of singles together going the opposite direction), I will frequently have a little of one spindle left over. Even though I weigh two equal piles of roving, it's almost impossible to have them come out perfectly. So as not to waste those yards of singles, I do one of two things. I might Navaho Ply it which is using the 1 single to get a 3 ply yarn, sort of like finger crocheting. Or I might ply it with some glitter thread that I got from ThreadBear in Lansing. (They are really nice. I just called them and they mailed some to me.)
I used those glittery leftovers and knit them along with a brownish handspun yarn that I spun up quite a while ago. If you click on the picture, you can enlarge it to see the glitter.
The pattern on the bottom is that simple, fake cable stitch. I had intended to knit the pattern to the top, but somewhere made a mistake and just did the ribbing so that the mistake wouldn't show. I can't tear out, unknit, tink, or whatever you guys call it. If I can't find a way to keep going, I have to start all over. Well, at least I think I do.


Tracy said...

Great looking yarn and colors. I like the glittery stuff. In the larger picture, it looks like little water droplets. Very Pretty.

Gammy aka Peggy said...

I love it!!!! Where is the pattern?