The beginning of Koolhaas, in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Multi. The color changes are creating a sort of striped spiral effect. I wasn’t sure I liked it at first, but it’s growing on me.
There are very few Brooklyn Tweed patterns that I see and don’t immediately say, “I have to knit that.” Habitat was no exception. As soon as I saw it, I knew Scott had to have one.
The pattern is slightly challenging with all those cable, but when I say slightly, I really do mean it. It’s a fast knit. I’m a slow knitter and I knit this from start to finish in 5 days. The cables are way fun to knit, and the finished result looks so much more complex than the actual knitting is.
The only thing I don’t 100% love about this hat is my yarn choice. I used some Cascade 220 that I had left from doing the border on Lizard Ridge, in this dark blue. It’s not that I don’t like the yarn or the color, but, rather, that I think this pattern calls out for a more neutral color in a tweedier yarn. So I plan to knit another one in a yarn like that as soon as I start knitting for Scott again.
Most important, though, is that he loves it. Now he’s actually stoked for cold weather.
Scott is always complaining that I never knit anything for him. He even started bitching and moaning about that right after I knit him a freakin’ sweater. But, what can I say, the guy helps keep me in yarn, so I have to make sure I keep knitting for him.
To sate his most recent round of whining about how I never knit anything for him, I knit him a hat. I rather like it, and I’m glad I had that skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in my stash. Perfect colorway for a manly hat.
Pattern: Four Way, Two Needle Hat
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted
This pattern is actually knit flat and seamed, but I knit it in the round. I hate seaming, and will try to avoid it whenever possible. Other than that, I followed the pattern pretty exactly.
He’s pretty happy with it, too.