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Maple Leaf Rag

September 30, 2010

The pattern for the Maple Leaf Rag hat was meant to be released tomorrow, but I’d forgotten that Malabrigo Stockpile starts at midnight tonight. In order to allow participants to get a jump on knitting, I released the pattern a day early.

I love buttons. Unnecessary, frivolous, pretty, silly buttons for the sake of buttons. Lately I’ve been seeing hats with button tabs in various clothing catalogs and magazines. I love these hats and knew I wanted to make my own.

The beautiful worsted weight yarn from OrangeFlower provided the opportunity, and a simple rib pattern provided the texture I wanted. This is a super easy, super fast knit with a fun result. The cloche style hat has a vintage flair, while the slouch fits in with current trends. The end result looks great on people of all ages and genders. Enjoy!

Adult S/M [M/ L] Cloche or Slouch

Brim circumference: 20 [23] inches

* OrangeFlower Worsted Weight Merino Superwash [100%
Superwash merino; 218 yd per 100g skein]; colors: Burnt
Orange, Lichen; Cloche: 1 [1] skeins, Slouch: 1 [2] skeins
* 1 set US #6/4mm double-point needles
* 16 inch US #4/3.5 mm circular needle OR straight needles
* 16 inch US #6/4mm circular needle
* stitch marker
* tapestry needle
* large decorative button

18 sts/27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on US #6 needles

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New! Low fat! Portable!

September 29, 2010

I’m releasing a new pattern on October 1st, a hat with a garter tab called Maple Leaf Rag. It’s a very simple, very fast knit, but I think it’s got enough of interest to keep a knitter from getting bored, and it takes very little yarn, to boot. I am not 100% happy with my pictures, the more time I spend with them, so if I get a chance, I will reshoot today, but otherwise, thanks to some very industrious and wonderful test knitters, the pattern is ready to go! Hooray test knitters! The hat takes one skein of OrangeFlower Superwash Merino Worsted for most sizes, and the stretchy garter band means that each size fits a wide range of heads. There are two styles, as well, a cloche style hat and a slouch style hat.

Also new is the Surtsey I’m working on for a new baby in our circle of friends. The green and silver colors are very pleasing to me, but there was this nagging thought at the back of my mind that they seemed so familiar, before I realized that ah, yes, I’m using Slytherin house colors for a brand new baby. I sincerely hope that the parents are not Harry Potter fans and that they don’t think I’m projecting a future of ambitious evil upon their child.

Sorry for the short post. I’m going to be rather scarce around here, but I’ll try to update when I can. I’ve become very busy with the doing of things, which is leaving less time for the writing about the doing of things. I haven’t forgotten that I need to conclude the Lace Triangle tutorials, though.