Sunday, November 25, 2007

Foliage in Two Colorways

A long Thanksgiving weekend, and two Foliage hats done:

in Marron Oscuro, a lovely mottled brown

in Vaa, a lovely blue-green combination

Pattern: Foliage by Emilee Mooney from Knitty Fall 2007
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky 100% merino wool in Vaa
Needles: US size 10.5 and 9

This is a great pattern. I love the lace leaf motif and wow, I am so in love with Malabrigo now. It's a very quick knit and was a joy the whole way through. The brown will be a gift and the blue-green is for me. I love it so much that I am considering getting some more yarn to make a matching scarf now.

My only complaint with the pattern is that the hat is so big that it almost reaches my eyebrows when fitting the crown of my head normally. However, I can fold the ribbed edging back if need be. I may also try re-blocking and let it dry flat rather than on a round surface to see if that helps it shrink up.


Alice said...

I love your Foliages! I was just looking at this pattern on Ravelry. The colorways you used are really great.

Emma said...

I also used malabrigo for the first time on Foliage--love it. The pattern is simple and gorgeous, and the yarn is just amazing. Yours both look great!