Sunday, January 27, 2008

Inga is done!

I have finished my Inga Hat!
Pattern: Inga Hat
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style Storm, Asparagus, and a little Vanilla
Needles: 3.25mm and 3.75mm for colorwork
Started: 1/18/2008
Finished: 1/26/2008

I am very happy with it. It fits me really well, but it is a little taller than I like. If I knit this again, which I may do, I would start a few rows into the colorwork. I carried the MC, Storm, in my right hand and the CC, Asparagus, in my left, and it worked beautifully for me. I may be switching from a thrower to a picker! The braid was neat if a little fiddly. I used this tutorial which is really good, but my yarns were so twisted by the end. I used magic loop for the colorwork, but I think a 16" needle and dpns would have worked a lot better for me. I am heading to the Knit Picks site after this to purchase some for my next hat.


LotusKnits said...

Look at you!!! The hat is amazing!


VeganCraftastic said...

Very impressive, it's gorgeous!

Jen C said...

The stitches look so even!! Great job. I'll have to try out the braid trim soon.

Nanette said...

What a lovely hat!

I really love braiding but it does purposely twist on the first row. The yarns should untangle on the second row which is a relief. I pull a lot of yarn from the skein before I start braiding and then I take my hand and separate the two yarns as far as possible. Keeping the twist as far away from the needles as possible can save me a lot of grief.