Wednesday, 21 April 2021

WIP Wednesday: Penny Hat Commission

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Welcome back to WIP Wednesday, and I've got a second project to share -- and this is one of the rare times I get to knit someone else's pattern!

A fingering-weight lace hat in progress on circular needles, knit in a deep green yarn.
For another commission piece, I was asked to make a Penny Hat, by TinCanKits; and I was happy to oblige.  I've knit from a bunch of TinCanKnits patterns (and even been lucky enough to test-knit a few!); and always know they're worth it.  (And yeay for an off-Ravelry designer!)

The yarn is *Knit Picks Hawthorne Kettle-Dyed in the colourway "Serpent", which I also am very much in love with!  It's a tighter twist then some of the other Knit Picks Sock yarns, so it's not super-soft on the hands like merino, but it's still a nice yarn to work with, and it feels sturdy without being rough on the hands.   

Needles are a very old set of 2.75 circular needles -- they might be old, but they're up to the task! 

The *"Faith" Stitch Marker is from *NotionsEmporium, and I absolutely adore the lobster-claw stitch markers for working in the round.   No more worries about a stitch marker slippiing off if I stop my knitting at the beginning/end of round!   (Yes, this happens, and yes, I'm clumsy!)

The ribbing took a bit of fiddling, as it isn't just standard 1 by 1 or 2 by 2 ribbing, but it's ribbing that matches the lace, so I messed that up a few times.   But the actual lace pattern is pretty easy to memorize, I almost don't have to look at the pattern chart any more, except to double-check  that I'm on the right row of the chart, so it's also something I can work on in meetings, while watching Netflix, ect.  Though, as you can tell from the picture above, this is a pattern that will need to be blocked to bring the lace out to its full glory, as right now it's still rather scrunched up. 
I'm actually really happy I have projects I can share here again -- it's nice to be able to show stuff off!  And if  you want to show off your projects, feel free to post them in the comments, as I love ooh-ing and aah-ing over peoples amazing projects!  (Please, no Ravelry project links though, as Ravelry is, unfortunately, still a seizure risk. But IG posts, Facebook posts, blog posts, or anything else is more then welcome, I'd love to see what you're working on!)

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