Ahhhh, Cashmere

November 27, 2009

This is just an everyday, no nonsense, warm cap, but it’s made from a blend of 60% cashmere and 40% merino wool.
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I bought the yarn at Stitches East 3 or 4 years ago. Because of my faulty memory and/or record-keeping, I thought it was merino – if I had remembered I had cashmere, it would not have hung around unused for so long. But, I’m glad it did, because I dug it out to make a cap for a friend, and it’s perfect for him (I hope he agrees!). One of the Rainey Sisters just happened to blogged about a Marsan Cap at about the same time I was mulling over what pattern to use, and thus the stars were aligned.
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I’m quite fond of the twisted rib (very stretchy) and the way the crown decreases spiral.

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Stolen Seconds

November 4, 2009

This is a scarf & hat set I made for my step-mom for her birthday.
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The scarf pattern is Stolen Moments (Ravelry link) but I made it much narrower to be a scarf instead of a wrap.
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The hat pattern is Basic Ribbed Hat (also a Ravelry link). Thank you, EOL, for modeling it for me before I mailed it off.
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I toyed with the idea of making a hat in the lace pattern of the scarf, but decided that New Hampshire winters are too cold for hats with holes.
The yarn is Lobster Pot wool and mohair blend in the “Beach Plum” colorway. I used 2 skeins.