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Waiting -Hard Copy

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“I don’t have the patience to knit.” The reality is, it is not patience that fuels the knitter. Sometimes, it is the inability to sit still on long car rides or to quietly wait in doctor’s offices leafing through old magazines. Sometimes, it is the project in your hands that calms the nerves and stills the mind.

That's where these hats come in.

They are little nuggets of color and design that were extremely satisfying...and work on. They also had the added advantage of being small enough to carry around while we were traveling in cars and on planes ...and sitting in waiting rooms.

Waiting -Hard Copy

  • Yarn

    The yarn I used for these hats was Elemental Affects Shetland available at Jorstad Creek. This fingering weight yarn is created from small flocks of American-grown Shetland sheep gathered from across North America.

    I selected this fiber because of its rustic qualities. It works up similar to Shetland yarn from the Shetland Islands. This yarn comes in a number of colors, is lovely to knit with, and blooms beautifully when wet blocked.

    Can you use other types of fingering weight yarn to make these designs? Of course you can. I would suggest another rustic yarn as the “sticky” nature of this fiber makes knitting stranded motifs a dream to work on.

    The Hats

    There are three different hat shapes in this collection. All three styles are worked in the round, bottom to top, starting at the brim. Some have a 1x1 rib while others have a turned, hemmed band to start the hat. Still others have a 2x2 rib hidden behind a folded brim.

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