Stranded Knitting

I don’t manage to keep many of my New Year resolutions. In 2013 I decided to see one movie a month at the cinema. Didn’t manage to see anything other than two movies on a long haul flight! I have tried to commit to trying new knitting things and this year was a foray into stranded knitting.

Before anyone gets too excited, we are not talking about the intricate patterns of some of my fellow Richmond Knitters (do I still qualify even though I haven’t been in ages?). We are talking about managing two colours at the same time without ending up with an unholy knotted mess!

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and going through chemo so I thought what better than a hat for the upcoming winter! I decided on the ‘Cloche Enough’ Hat by Susan Ann on Ravelry. It is a great pattern and the end result is far more impressive. The flower embellishment really makes all the difference. While I made a few modifications in terms of needle size, I was fairly faithful to the pattern and am thrilled with the result.

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