Knitting up so many hats was a nice break from sweaters and the perfect use for bulky leftovers. Using old stash is the goal of the Purposeful Stash-along, after all, and I'd only completed one project for it til now.
The Mono Toque, is a very stripped down design. Just stockinette and reverse stockinette. It's that simple. I was really craving that kind of knit. I used US size 10 needles and held a strand of Sweet Georgia Bulky in, Terra Firma, with a strand of Cascade Eco. I really liked the marled effect on a plain stockinette. As usual, I found knitting with super bulky yarn extremely satisfying.
Also using US size 10s and Terra Firma, I knit up the Mattawa Toque. This Sweet Georgia was left over from my Lund or Linden sweater. Again- bulky, semi-solid, chevron patterned- does it get any better?
The York Bobble Toque was one I'd thought I might enjoy knitting, but probably wouldn't wear much. I'm so glad I knit it because I think it's my favorite of the bunch. It's also in our football team's color. Apparently, these things matter in Texas.
I used size 3 needles and Lilac colored Berroco Vintage left over from a henley I'd knit. I may even have enough for another one to knit for my daughter, if she ever comes to a football game again.
Then there's the Jarvis Fisherman Toque. This was an incredibly quit knit! It would be perfect for a Christmas gift. For this one I used size 8s and Wool of the Andes Bulky leftovers from Agnes and my Princess Leia Hat. I think I changed to the contrast color on the 38th round, or something.
Yes, I know there is dog hair on my knits in every single photo. Did you know the alternative title for this blog is My So-Called Classy Life?
What's next for me, in the way of Tara-Lynn's patterns? So far I've knit these hats, a cowl, a shawl, a cardigan, and some winter headbands. Next up will probably be either a Kingston or Welland sweater, with a slight modification for a lighter weight thick and thin yarn.
In a few weeks I may be able to say I've knit them all. Have you ever knit every pattern in a book? I don't know, the idea of doing that gives me a real sense of accomplishment. So far I've come close with a couple of Holla Knits issues, and I know I will finish everything in Island and Journey. It's knitter OCD, I guess.