15 November 2012
FO: Opus Spicatum
Pattern: Kate Gagnon Osborn's Opus Spicatum hat
Yarn: Cascade 220 heathers in Galaxy (purple) and Olive Heather (green). I used the purple as the MC or background color. There is a ton of yarn left over.
Needles: The pattern calls for US 9 needles, but I used US 8s in the hope that I'd end up with something more fitted than slouchy. Seems to have worked.
As you can tell, I was having some trouble capturing the colors of these yarns accurately in my apartment living room. The shots where it's actually on my head are closest to how the yarn actually appears.
Verdict: This was a pretty quick knit, finished up over the course of a week without much time to dedicate to the knitting. I love having a new hat just in time for the really cold weather, and these muted, low-contrast shades are pretty flattering with my eye color, if I do say so myself.
My knitter-friend Julia helped me choose the color combo during a stop by our favorite Chicago yarn joint, Loopy. Her advice about finding a green to go with the purple was spot on.
Ravelry project page here.
Posted by Allison at 1:10 PM