Friday, January 28, 2011

Woolen Tears

Pattern:  "Bronze Tears," by Elle Che. (Ravelry Link)  It's a free pattern, and a quick and easy knit
Yarn:  Morehouse Farm Merino Merino 2-Ply in colorway Oatmeal. (My favorite Morehouse color).  One skein!
Needles:  #2 (2.75mm) and #5 (3.75mm) straights.
Comments:  I loved knitting this and really like the way it turned out.  Morehouse yarn is so soft and heavenly to knit that it seems to keep you knitting long after you should have gone to bed!  The yarn has a sort of rustic look to it, and at first I was hesitant to use it for this pattern as the designer's hat showed a smoother yarn.  But a friend of mine encouraged me, and I forged ahead.  I followed the pattern exactly, which I don't always do.  It called for straight needles, and I was tempted to use circulars, which you certainly could and eliminate the final seaming.  But in the end I found that it worked out just fine.  The seam is barely noticeable--at least not on someone who moves as fast as I do.  And the yarn feels as cozy as a warm hug.

Oh, and I like that it is the same color as my Morehouse Knit/Purl scarf.  I have one skein left and would like to make mittens or gloves if there's enough yarn to do so. (Even though I already have mittens using Morehouse Oatmeal colored yarn.  Wait, couldn't I just remove the flowers on those mittens?)


Guinifer said...

The color is lovely on you!

Andrea Vlahakis said...

What a great hat! And it goes perfect with the scarf. :) I like using the same wool but mixing textures with hat/scarf/mitten combos--much more interesting than having everything match. Morehouse merino is wonderful yarn--yummy soft. Enjoy these!

Kym said...

Oh, I love that hat! I want one. I'm headed right over to Ravelry to find it. (Thanks for that. . .)