Our guild does a couple of charity projects every year, and we are making hats, so I dug into my stash to find some suitable yarn. There was an odd skein of some Knit Picks cotton in grey, and some brighter skeins of washable wool – both in sport weight. I found a fun free pattern on Knitty – Maze, and I was off to the races:
I made some modifications to the pattern, as I wanted a more slouchy hat effect. I cast-on with the Italian tubular cast-on, did some 1×1 ribbing before starting the color pattern. I did three full repeats of the pattern, instead of the 1.5 indicated for the large size in the pattern.
The test of combining the wool and cotton yarns was in the blocking as to whether the wool and cotton would play together nicely – I threw it into the washer and dryer – and voila – it looks great.
Mosaic knitting is a good way to ease into color knitting you only knit with one color at a time, but you get to work on tension as if you were doing stranded knitting!
This week I was sloppy about making my bed, leaving a pillow lying flat, and guess what happened?
I think Izzie thinks the extra pillow is her new cat bed.