I started this hat this March, only to discover that my Boy has a gigantic head! I finished the whole thing only to find that the hat was too small. So I had to rip it out and knit it again on larger needles.
Here is the finished hat, finally delivered to The Boy and modeled! He really likes it, which made it all worthwhile! 20 months ago
This will probably sound ludicrous, but somehow, knitting with both hands, two sides, two strands at once was both easier and faster for creating a sock. Plus it finally got me to pick up the “picking” style of knitting instead of being a “thrower”. This has helped make knitting way easier on my carpal tunnel problems.
Plus, fair isle looks so pretty! I love the Latvian braid cast on for the fair isle socks I’m working on now. So pretty!
Adding this skill to your knitting toolkit really opens up a ton of possibilities and new patterns and styles to explore. After these socks are complete, I want to do a pair of those really ornate traditional Scandinavian fair isle gloves! 20 months ago