I have three new projects on the needles. Well, okay, one of them you've seen before. But the other two are new.
|Cascade Heritage Waves Hat|
1. The hat. You've seen this before. I knit it while watching Stranger Things. I had about an inch of it done when I started the show, binge watched the entire thing over 24 hours and all that's left is the decreasing and a pompom. I knit the hat extra long and floppy so that I can stick my hair up under it if need be. I have a lot of hair so the hat is extra long.
I didn't have a pattern. I just cast on enough stitches to be able to knit in the round, knit around and a round, purled a turning row, knit some more, picked up and knit the cast on row with a regular row to form the hemmed brim and kept on knitting. You can't see it well in the photo but the yarn is a gray gradient which makes a nice, neutral but not too terribly boring hat. And the yarn, Cascade Heritage Waves, is unbelievably soft. If I had any sense, I should have knit it into something that would be worn next to my skin rather than on top of my thick head of hair. But, I think I have enough left over to knit a pair of matching fingerless mitts.
2. Reyna. I needed a new basic, garter or stockinette in the round project since the hat was almost complete. I must always have a simple project OTN to knit on while reading. I almost started another Hitchhiker but I wanted to use this yarn and I didn't need another blue Hitchhiker. So... Reyna.
|Reyna shawl knit with Knit Picks Hawthorne (#affiliate #ad)|
The yarn is Hawthorne in The Pearl colorway, which I believe is one of their newer colors. I've knit the pattern before and enjoyed it. It's a simple garter and mesh/lace triangular shawl. And this time, I'm even following the directions!
|yarn from Unplanned Peacock|
3. Eclipse. The pattern and yarn are both from Unplanned Peacock. The purple (Starling) will be the main color and the green/blue (Lagoon) will be the stripes. I've knit this pattern several times before. I absolutely love this design. It's shawly enough to wear as a shawl but it's also scarfy enough to wear like a normal scarf. And don't even get me started on how much I love the Unplanned Peacock's yarn.
Both Reyna and Eclipse are mostly garter stitch so I can read while I knit them. But, they also both have a touch of open mesh or lacework that I can't work while reading. So, the plan is to switch projects when I get to a lacy section.
Want to take bets on which gets finished first?
Joining Carole for Three on Thursday.