Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sideways Grande Hat in Malabrigo Worsted

Another hat from Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin. I love the look of this hat in the book, but not so much on me. The twist I tried and hated. I replaced it with a cable picked up from the crown and sewn underneath. I might chuck the whole twist Idea and opt for buttons.

miriam mack

I'm very pleased with the way the Malabrigo worsted knit up. The feel, look and texture are perfect. Baby Grande Alpaca would have been soft. However I was afraid of shedding, stretching and loss of stitch definition. Plus it was in my stash and waiting to be knit into a hat.

8 comments:

Larjmarj said...

I like the cable and the color looks great on you!

JessaLu said...

Beautiful color! I bet it's amazingly soft. :o))

Salty Miss Jill said...

Beautiful! Stunning!
Oh yeah, the hat's very pretty, too. ;)

JustApril said...

Looks very squishy and nice =) Maybe it will grow on you?

Ben Butcher said...

hello!

I didnt know you had this going when i posted these.. http://longexposurephotos.blogspot.com/2009/04/kung-fu-knitting.html#links

cheers
ben.

Ben Butcher said...

p.s. nice hat!

Miri Mack said...

Thanks Gals!

Nice pictures, Ben. :-)

kristinknits said...

i love it!