Sunday, November 25, 2012

Speed Knitting

Guys...I'm so stinking proud of myself on this hat.  It is one of the two matching hats I will be knitting for Christmas gifts for my teenage cousin and her boyfriend.  And of course I couldn't choose an easy-peasy fast hat pattern.  Or so I thought.

Cables galore

I cast on Irving by Jared Flood Thursday night post-Turkey binge. And figured, based on the amount of cables, that I would be done in a week or so. But no! I knit the larger slouchier version with an additional cable repeat in about two and a half days.  The Irving cable repeat was easy enough to remember that it went by very fast - and the decreases, while trickier (I LOVED how they were hidden in the cables) went by surprisingly quick.

Here is a pre-blocking photo of the finished hat for Tori:

Color in first photo truer - as it was night I had to mess with filters so cables showed up
I am hoping to finish the less slouchy version for Thomas by mid-December.  I need to currently finish a mini-ornament for a Danger Crafts swap I'm in.

Christmas gift count: 7 so far


  1. Nice!
    I love hats- they're quick even when adorned with complicated stitch patterns ^_^

    1. I couldn't agree more - hats are definitely my favorite thing to knit!

  2. Gorgeous!! I love cables, too. You're my hero for being done so fast!

  3. I was in a swap where I got my own version of that hat. It's quite warm!

  4. Hats and cables go together like cookies and milk. Love this red, too!


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