Finished hat.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I finished the hat last night and worked in the ends so that it is reversible. I'm very pleased with how it knit up and it serves to keep the Wyoming wind off my head.

The first sock was finished last week and 10 rounds of ribbing are knit on the second. The colorway is more impressive in the skein but the final results are nice enough that a trip to the frog pond isn't necessary.

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Comments

GLADDINGVANDERIPE's picture

I LOVE THE HAT! GREAT! and

I LOVE THE HAT! GREAT! and the design on the socks too! What pattern is that. I need to break a bit looking for something creative for some cool blue hand painted ones this would fit perfect

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you for the enthusiast

Thank you for the enthusiast comments. The hat is fun and a fast knit. Since it is based on multiples of 2, it would be easily adapted to all head sizes.

The sock pattern is the "Brewster Stocking" that Jacqueline Fee published in the Jan/Feb 2010 edition of Piecework magazine from Interweave Press. It's based upon a historical bit of knitting in Massachusetts dating from the 17th century. I took elements from the original stocking and combined them with her modern socks inspired by the original. There are a few links on Ravelry to the pattern but it is basically a spiraling set of purl stitches based upon "K 5, P 1". If your required stitches aren't a multiple of 6, you could always adapt it by going "K 4, P 1" etc.. One of the nice effects is that the purls break up the stripes of the colorway and create an interesting visual effect. I hope you enjoy it as it really is a fairly simple pattern to knit and you can use any type of toe and heel you prefer.

ILHIKER's picture

You look quite dapper in that

You look quite dapper in that hat, my friend. Did you use fisherman's wool for that? I like the sock as well. I like the colorway, and as others have mentioned the fit is perfect for you. I wish more yarn sellers would knit up things and put them in their online catalogs so the colorway is realized instead of always having to guess. All that aside, very nice work as usual, Joe.

Mark

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Mark. The yarn is

Thanks, Mark. The yarn is "Laramie" from Mountain Meadows Wool, a spinnery in Buffalo, WY that uses Wyoming fleeces for their products. It's listed as a 2 ply worsted but knit up more like a sport/DK weight. Very nice to work with, as is all their yarns.
The socks are my normal fit but after all these years of knitting them just for myself, I can safely say that I seldom have a dud. I just wish it had a bit more "Zing" to it after being knit up. Oh well....minor annoyance.

Crafty Andy's picture

The hat is definitely a cute

The hat is definitely a cute hat. The socks are very interesting and you did a great job.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks very much, Andy. High

Thanks very much, Andy. High praise, indeed, coming from someone who creates great hats and socks.

KenInMaine's picture

Very nicely done. The fit of

Very nicely done. The fit of the sock looks perfect!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Ken, the socks are a

Thanks, Ken, the socks are a nice fit. I just wish the colorway was more lively. However, people don't see much of your socks anyhow.

ronhuber's picture

Great pictures, Joe, and

Great pictures, Joe, and beautiful work.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Ron. I greatly

Thanks, Ron. I greatly appreciate the compliments.

Thunderhorse54's picture

I like it very much!!! You do

I like it very much!!! You do great work.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.