Day #1: Hat#1

Love the colours, in addition to the ambition: ) are you going to do Jared Floods Turn A Square?

WOOL FORWARD

This one may have been a bit too ambitious as it turned out to be 7 hours of knitting time but I am quite pleased with it.

Yarn: Blackberry Ridge Sport weight Colors: Cream and Ivory Coast.
Gauge: 24sts and 28rows = 4″
Size: Adult Large

The main stitch pattern is a traditional Norwegian pattern from the Trøndelag region. I love this pattern and have been using it for years on mittens. The traditional pattern is knit with highly contrasting solid colors but I like how it looks when knit with a solid and a hand painted yarn.

To decrease the top, I simply SSK at the end of each pattern repeat every other row and the result was dazzling…..

What a neat trick!

I found the stitch pattern in a very old book by Alice Starmore, Scandinavian Knitwear. It’s a gem of a book.

I tucked in a 2×2…

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