Sunday, January 15, 2012

Skull & Bones

Pattern: Skull Hat
Yarn: Alize Superlana Classic black and white
Needle: 3 mm
Time to knit: 2 days

Though I've been knitting for years now, I had always avoided fair isle. I've done some colorwork knitting, sure, striping and supercomplicated intarsia with 17 or more balls running simultaneously (teenage madness!), but no fair isle so far. Well, the time has come to grow up and enter the world of mature knitters.
It's a good thing that for my first fair isle project I chose a hat with only 13 rows of actual stranded knitting - I found it messy and slow. The final result is interesting and hubby and son are fighting whose the hat is actually :). I suppose the big boy will get the hat and the small boy - the wrist warmer, into which I turned the sample of the pattern I knit initially.
This is also my first double hat - first I knit the internal simple hat (with provisional cast on) bottom-up, and then the stranded twin, again bottom-up. I could have opted for a continuous process top-bottom-top, but I don't like knitting hats top to bottom.


  1. That looks great for your first try at color stranding! Congrats! I can see why the boys are fighting over it :-)

  2. So cool! I just started learning Fair Isle too, and love the non-traditional-looking pattern you chose :) It looks awesome!