Saturday, 8 January 2011

double whammy

A quick knit completed and dispatched this week - a present for Ben's birthday.

I love this hat because it's:

Easy to knit
Stylish and warm
And you get two-for-one - it's fully reversible, just turn it inside out!

 slightly gloomy pics - a distinct lack of daylight this week!

And he loves it, which is a relief.

The pattern is Christopher by Jane Richmond, and it knits up on 4.5mm needles. I used some more Sublime organic merino from my stash. It's wonderfully soft, with a fine halo. It's such a shame this wool has been discontinued, though I have to confess to buying quite a few balls in various colours when it was discontinued at Kemps and Black Sheep (both sites are worth keeping an eye on, the occasional gem turns up).

5 comments:

Frogdancer said...

That hat is fantastic!

harmony and rosie said...

Heavens, with those perfectly neat and teeny stitches I'm not in the least bit surprised he loves it. x

sweetmyrtle said...

your knitting is so neat... love that this is reversible.
i have been getting into knitting and knitted rod a rather nice ribbed scarf for Christmas. i also knitted the girls a scarf each, am so proud of myself can't you tell. love that on a cold day they are wrapped up in my love.

hope you are keeping warm. love to Walter too(loved the photo of him). met a retiever pup today that walter would have loved playing with no doubt.

with love to you dear Diana
ginny x

kristina said...

Oh it's absolutely perfect! And in the exact colors I was imagining for a Christopher to go with G's winter coat. Now off to track down discontinued yarn!

K x

Monica said...

what gorgeous perfect hat!