Monday, December 21, 2009
The pattern calls for double-stranded, bulky yarn and knit on size 15 and 10.5 needles. She purchased a boucle yarn. Once I started knitting the hat, I knew the yarn was going to give me problems: it was nearly impossible to see the stitches and sometimes one of the strands would slip.
I breathed a sigh of relief once I finished the 72-inch scarf. Earlier, I determined that I would not even attempt to make the mittens with the boucle. I found a dark purple acrylic yarn in my stash that matches the boucle very well. The red in the boucle doesn't allow the solid mitten to photograph correctly, but trust me it is a very close match.
The second mitten will not take long, completing Katie's winter set.