Stash Buster

Dug into my stash of Shetland wool and found some oatmeal and broom heather. I'm knitting a Scandinavian type hat with a plain hem for extra warmth over the ears. Fun to do. Patterns from Sheila McGregor's "Traditional Scandinavian Knitting".

Image icon 005.JPG112.74 KB


Kerry's picture

Nice pattern Ron, it should make a good hat.

QueerJoe's picture

I attempted to do a gauge swatch for a stranded sweater (in the round, since I would be knitting the sweater that way) and I didn't like the colors for a sweater, so it turned into a nice little hat.

ronhuber's picture

Actually, it was your sweater that inspired me to do this hat swatch as well. I am going to order these two colours from Scotland and make an all over Fair Isle design. I really like your design and thanks for answering my question about the ribbing.

albert's picture

That will be beautiful. I find I like color knitting in just two contrasting colors vs. multiple colors- it has a more timeless, clean feel about it as your hat demonstrates. Do you knit stranded with a two-handed technique, and if so, do you find it a problem when using dpns on the cuffs (i.e. the dpns interfering with the left-hand yarn).

Veni, vidi, kniti.

ronhuber's picture

You know, Albert, I sometimes knit Fair Isle with wool in two hands but more often I find myself knitting with only one - my right hand. I think it is more relaxing and slower for me which I like. I hate to have to rush a knitting project. I also feel my tension is better when I knit with both colours in my right hand. I, too, am liking more and more only two colours in an all over design. This is as traditional as the multi-coloured designs.

NonStopAndrew's picture

Great looking hat!

TomH's picture

Wonderful stitch color pattern.


*applauds ronhuber and his hat*

I bought a book on fair isle patterns someone recommended on here and this will be a future project for me. Thanks for the inspiration!

MasonM's picture

Wow, truly amazing. Excellent work.


Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste


Linux: because a PC is a terrible thing to waste

crmartin's picture

Gorgeous hat! One of these days I'm going to have to do some stranded work.



Britisher's picture

Wow, love both the design and colour combination on this. Have you thought about using up lots more of your stash and creating a circular yoked sweater in a similar combination?

Asplund's picture

Vackert! (=Beautiful!)