Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ravelry Pattern review: Turn A Square hat pattern

If you are a knitter, is about to be your new best friend.

Ravelry is a great resource for information about knitting, patterns (both free and ones that support the artist who wrote it), and general amusements. I am most likely to spend at least an hour (or three) every day browsing everything that this site has to offer.

The latest pattern I found there, "Turn A Square" by Jared Flood, was easy enough to knit more than a few. I knit one for myself in just a few hours, and several more for Warm For Winter. I particularly love the way decreases pair up to turn the top of the hat into a square, while still keeping the rounded head shape.

 I made this one out of Lion Brand Amazing. And this yarn is amazing. 51% acrylic so its washable, and 49% wool so its warm even on those damp Seattle days. Using a yarn that  slowly variegates, like Amazing, or Noro's Kureyon, really shows off the square!

 - Leah, Northgate Pacific Fabrics

Leah is an amazing knitter, costumer, fashion sewer, crafter, and quilter (although she refuses to admit it.) She can be found at the Northgate PacFab, giving excellent knitting advice and sewing suggestions, and if you ever need help with a toga costume, Leah is your go-to girl!


Annette said...
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Annette said...

Leah - This is so cool. Gotta try it!