Saturday, March 3, 2012

FO: Litha

I really needed a quick knitting win, so when I looked around for a project I could put to use, I decided to go for a hat. I needed one, and I was looking for something cute and slouchy. I decided to go with Litha by Allison Haas. It was in the same issue of KnitCircus as the spiral baby blanket,  so I didn't even have to buy another pattern.

This was a very nice, fast knit, with just enough action to keep you from getting bored.  I knit it up in Debbie Stoller Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe, in Periwinkle. I picked up two skeins just in case, but ended up only using one with about four yards to spare. That leaves a skein for some mitts.

This hat actually took longer to dry when I blocked it than it did to knit. I also spent a ridiculous amount of time straightening it out and repinning it because the cats kept tearing across it and wrinkling it up.

If you are looking for a beautiful hat that will span the seasons, Litha is the one for you.

Next project up: Knitting Like Crazy Mystery Shawl in Alpaca Sox. I am also working on writing and finishing up knitting an original sock pattern.


Judy S. said...

Love it! Thanks for visiting my blog, and yes, those mitts are Fetching, modified with a rib at the top. The picot just didn't work in that yarn. What's your favorite mitt pattern?

Kim Degener said...

Actually, it probably is Fetching. There is a pair of long mitts in Jane Austen Knits that are gorgeous that I want to try.