American Wool Series

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scare Isle

When the new Deep Fall Knitty came out I knew that I needed to knit this tam in time for Halloween. Every year Greenwood businesses host a trick or treat so I'll be working at the yarn store and handing out candy to hundreds of kids. Why not do it in Halloween style? The pattern is Scare Isle knit in odds and ends of crazily bright fingering weight yarn from my stash (why did I have those eye-searing colors? dunno.) and some black spindrift that I purchased. I had a few problems:

1. I ran out of black yarn
2. the 1x1 rib stretched out a ton
3.we didn't have a plate large enough to block this to tam formation so it's more of a slouchy hat

I still like it even after my, uh, pitfalls and I think it's the only really seasonal or Holiday piece of knitwear I own. The yarn came mostly out of stash and it was fun to knit a Fair Isle pattern in crazy colors.