The Year of the Fairisle

I don't know why I suddenly got this urge at the end of 2017 to do a year of fairisle hats in 2018.
I even made a list of 12 hats plus eight backups.

Then someone over on America's Knitting Ravelry group suggested I do it as a monthly Knit-a-long.

So there you go.
Each month I'll knit a hat.
I'll run a KAL on the America's Knitting Ravelry group.
At the end of 2018 I'll have knit at least 12 hats.


This is 'me' were talking about.

Things can go off the rails fast.
Especially when you start deep diving into the world of Fairisle patterns.

So now we've added 3 pullovers, 1 cardigan, 1 stuffed animal, a cowl, and 6 more hats.

January I knit the Basic Norwegian Star Hat 
I used 1 skein of cascade 220 in grey and one ball of Knit Picks Chroma in Galapagos. I think the colorway transitioned nicely thru the pattern.

I sent this to my mom back in Minnesota. I hope it arrived in time to keep her nugget warm.
February I cast on for Epistropheid by Kate Davies.
It's fun to knit and I have been saving this alpaca yarn from Firwood Farms Alpaca's for about 3 years specifically for this hat.
So far so good. I think this will be one of my favorites. I need to find the perfect Faux Fur pompom to top it!

Happy Monday :)


Yvonne Miller said…
I'm not going off the deepens with you!! No sweaters for me. I bought two pompoms on sale last week but neither of them will go with this hat. I'm not sure I'm a pompom girl (or a bobble girl).
It's nice to have a small projects going all year and I hope I can keep up!

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