Wednesday, January 12, 2011

#52 - WORK IN PROGRESS WEDNESDAY (UNDER THE WIRE)

Fenimore Hat - Ravel it!

I wanted to sneak in a WIP Wednesday post since I've been busily knitting on so many projects this week. The one that's furthest along thus far is my Fenimore beret, another incredible pattern by Jared Flood, aka
Brooklyn Tweed.

What I most love about his patterns is that he constantly plays with texture and cables, which are the most appealing aspects of knitting, to me anyway. This hat is a pretty addictive pattern, I must admit. These are the most challenging cables I've attempted to date, but the charts are clear and directions are well-written, so I've had no major problems... yet.



And I should note that this is yet another
Stash Bust Army project, keeping to my word (thus far!) to knit from the stash. I am completely obsessed with this yarn. I'm using Angel's Kiss Alpaca-Merino Worsted, which couples the softness of alpaca with the sturdy, springiness of merino. Basically the best of both worlds, for me! The yarn is kettle dyed which creates a really subtle and lovely tonal variegation.

What crafty works-in-progress do you have going on this week?


Happy knitting!!

xx

13 comments:

Denise said...

Very nice hat. It looks like an interesting knit.

Jane said...

It looks lovely. I can't wait to try some of his new yarn! My WIP??? I knitted a plain old vanilla dishcloth and I'm crocheting a big granny square dishcloth! When life throws you lemons, you knit dishcloths! Actually, a friend likes them and is paying me to make her a few. I haven't crocheted in ages and thought I'd try one.

Marushka C. said...

Fenimore is a gorgeous hat and it sounds like you have the perfect yarn for it. I haven't made any of the Brooklyn Tweed patterns yet, but I am longing to make his Juneberry Triangle shawl. Keep on busting your stash :-)

The Sweatshop of Love said...

That cable chart does look intense, but I love cables, too, and I totally get addicted to them! I'm addicted to that Beatnik cable pattern but I had to stop myself from knitting through our goal for the week. I just decided I need a side cable project like yours for sure!

paula said...

Pretty! I love Jared Flood's stuff, but his patterns are totally counter-intuitive to me. I think he and I will meet up again once I learn to cable without a cable needle.

Affiknitty said...

Ooh pretty! I had to go favorite it in Ravelry as well as that Brambles beret you are wearing in your profile picture. Thanks for the links!

Ariane said...

That doesn't look like a tv knitting time hat! But I have to admit, every patterns from BrooklynTweed are gorgeous.
My Wips? Lacy legwarmers, Kerrera (blocknig!)

Kathleen said...

The cables on that hat are gorgeous, they look interesting and comfy-plush at the same time.

Tami Klockau said...

I love the cables on the hat! It's beautiful! I can't wait to see it finished.

autumngeisha said...

That is the perfect pairing of lovely yarn and gorgeous pattern. His designs are so beautifully understated. Can't wait to see it finished.

Aimee said...

I love that pattern-- it's definitely one I want to add to my 52 hat project. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

Looks like an awesome hat. I believe I will have to go check it out now And the color is great!

g-girl said...

after having knot the habitat hat a first and then a second time, then knitting another cabled hat with similar cables but a different chart, i began to wonder why knitting symbols aren't universal. jared by far creates the most accurately depicted charts. i wish every chart was made by him!! lol