Why of Love??
Could it be that I love the yarn (Malabrigo Chunky) or the colorway name Amoroso? ;)
Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn-(see above) and Malabrigo Merino Worsted in HollyHock doubled for the crochet edging and ties, and Vermillion to finish earflap.
US 9 and 10 circulars
I used ML to start this hat, as it is knit top down. Easier I think than dpns. Great, easy pattern too! I plan on knitting a few, other, of her patterns as well.
This yarn is fantastic! It held up to 2 froggings and was still so soft and not pilly. It is soooo soft! Better than the plain single ply merino worsted, although that is still soft and I likey too!
Why 2 froggings...well par for the course for me LOL! First time I wanted to do the jogless garter stitch technique described here by Kathryn Ivy. I had only knit a few rounds so what the heck. So onto the 2nd frogging, that was because I finally tried it on, it as a bit too snug...so I frogged back to the increase section, and added another section. I also upsized from a US 9 to a 10. and finished the hat.
(hehe it does look like a helmut here huh!)
You can barely see the jogless garter stitch. It's on this side. By upsizing a needle, I also took a chance on yarn shortage. I ran out 4 rows from finishing this earflap. Luckily, I had already purchased the Vermillion as a plan to use for the edging and ties, but when I saw the HollyHock, I quickly changed my mind. It was a great match too, I just doubled the yarn and finished the earflap.
This also was my first project using a hd crochet stitch. Luckily, I have some knitting buddies that crochet to show me how.
Yeah, I like it! Now waiting for the cold mornings, when I usually get to wear my handknits...rumor has it there is a hint of snow coming this week...now to make some armwarmers out of the Vermillion and a cowl out of the HollyHock. You know, I'm all about being matchy matchy...