Thursday, January 15, 2009
I've recently been knitting out of a fabulous new book, Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin. So far I've knitted 4 patterns from this book and have loved each one. They all have a vintage look. I'll talk about the Side Slip Cloiche first. My choice for yarn? Ella Rae Shibu in shell pink and I pared this with a single strand of Kid Seta mohair in white. I love this combination - extremely soft, and still texturized. Worked on a size 6 needle, the stitch is not too compact, but still looks firm. The mix of these really gives an aged look to this hat. I suppose it looks similar to the cover photo, but since I haven't seen that in person, I'm going to go out on a limb and say, . . . it's similar, but different.