Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thorpe of Love

Why of Love??

Thorpe 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
Size: L
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.
Ravelry

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!

Waiting for snow!
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.

Um..er..
(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.

But I love it!
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...

25 comments:

Virtuous said...

You matched the compliment color perfectly!!

You look so cute in your Thorpe! :oD

Carol said...

My husband loves your hat and now wants me to make him one. I will have to find a color that he likes and get moving on it.

Julie said...

I love your Thorpe! I've used Malabrigo, but never the Chunky; I'm gonna have to get me some!

turtlegirl76 said...

It looks great! I love the color combination. It's very fun!

yarnsnob said...

I LOVE it!!! I want one now.... I especially love your little smirk!! It says yes know I am a bad ass kitter.

Carol said...

very cute. I have a kid I know asking for a hat like this.....

Anna said...

this turned out so nice! i love the tone of the yarns! ^_^

Jennifer said...

Lovely! And in malabrigo chunky? Heavenly...

IrishgirlieKnits said...

You are rockin' the Thorpe!! Love it!! Great colors...and yay for more snow!! It'll be perfect!

Bezzie said...

More snow!!! Nice! I love the color--very appropriate for February!

MsKnottyKnits said...

I love it!! The braids came out fantastic!

chemgrrl said...

Hee, I love it! It's perfect for Valentine's Day too. You could don your Helmet of Love and go smack all the people who get their Valentines lame presents.

Or just go around kissing people. Whatever.

CBear said...

I love it! great job!

if i ever get my yarn allowance back, i am going to get some chunky to match (or go with) my coat and make myself one of these!

you have me convinced that i NEED NEED NEED to make one!

Sandra said...

Well, great! You realy studiously approach to this knitting!
Also, many thanks for the jogless garter - really need it!

cpurl17 said...

So cute!! And your ears will be sooooooooooooo cozy!!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Awesome,awesome Malabrigo hat! Love the color combo.

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Awesome,awesome Malabrigo hat! Love the color combo.

tiennie said...

Your thorpe is awesome!!

KnitPastis said...

It's great! I especially like the color combos you used here. You rock at that ML!

weezalana said...

Love it! And it looks fab on you!

Pat said...

Mmmmm - Thorpe in Malabrigo! Can't get any better than that!

sgeddes said...

Perfect February color and you should be wearing that hat today! It's cold here.

I want to make one of those!

Jewel said...

Now that is one cute hat! And what a great color.

freshisle said...

Perfect for the "Red Hat Society"!!!

Iris said...

It looks great - lovely hat and lovely colour!