Sunday, 20 January 2008

FOs: Quant and Beanie

The much-knitted Quant from the current issue of Knitty: I know black doesn't photograph well, but the sunlight helps. I'm pretty pleased to be having quite the good hair day today. Pattern: Quant, from knitty.com Needles: 4 mm. Yarn: some stash yarn, about 1.5 skeins of Rowan silk wool DK in black Mods: I only made a couple of modifactions: First, I went down to 4 mm (the pattern calls for 5 mm) needles because I have a small head, and I didn't want a really big quant, just a little something to keep my ears warm when I'm wearing my hair up. The second modification I made after scanning all 150 finished quants on Ravelry. Many people noted that the beginning and end don't match up. So I cast off after the entrelac part, and picked up stitches necessary for the ear flap, and just duplicated the first ear flap. Notes: The modification of casting off after the entrelac portion and picking up stitches to match the earflaps worked out brilliantly. I love the headband style of this, perfect for keeping my sensitive ears nice and toasty warm. Also up, is this cute beanie that I knitted over the holidays, graciously modelled by my partner in yarn, Jen: Here's the hat in action, as we rode the streetcar this afternoon (and there's our friend, Rebecca!): Pattern: Only Sweet on the Outside Beanie, by Christine Needles: 4 mm Yarn: Blue Sky Suri Merino Mods:The only mod was that I went up .25 a needle size, because I knit tightly and I didn't have any 3.75mm dpns kicking around. I'm glad I did- 3.75mm would have been too small, for the way that I knit. Notes: Christine sent me this pattern along with a skein of Suri. The idea was to test knit the pattern, and I was so happy to do it! It was the first time I had knitted with the Suri, and I have to say... wow. I love that stuff so much. It's heaven on the hands, and I just gorgeous to touch. I love the way it knitted up, great stitch definition, and I'm in love. Love, I tell you!! Here's a parting shot of the crown:

6 comments:

Michele said...

you ladies look adorable in your new headwear!

Adriana said...

Both headwarmers are gorgeous! Quant looks so professional. Don't you just love entrelac? I'm seriously obsessed with it these days.

Hilary said...

You guys have been making some fabulous headgear lately! Nice job with that entrelac!

Alpaca Christine said...

I was totally entranced in the pretty hat. I was all, "that's such a pretty hat. I wonder what the pattern is." Good job Christine.

Anyway, your hat and Quant look fantastic. I am totally entranced in the beauty

Sophie said...

I'm totally in love with your black Quant !

lekkercraft said...

Suri merino sounds soft and warm. I like the test knit pattern a lot! Also, I never really paid much attention to Quant before, but yours made me take a second look. Maybe it would be a good intro to entrelac for me.