I finished a hat that makes me very happy…. Meet Sherwood:
Sherwood is an all-over cabled beanie knit with fingering weight yarn. It’s a pretty easy pattern to memorize and knit.
I knit two samples playing with the length and perfecting the crown shaping. The burgundy one may need to find a good home soon. But the gray one, that hat is all mine. It’s sized perfectly for me and is knit with my favorite yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Rustic Fingering. And it’s a very appropriately named colorway. That light gray is called Charles Center.
The variegated gray is perfect and I think very reminiscent of the actual Charles Center area (it’s an area downtown, north of the Inner Harbor). Like all the rustic fingering I’ve used, it worked up like a dream. I posted a close up of this hat a little bit ago here. The yarn is just so nice to work with and the saturated colors are beautiful.
Sherwood is available through Ravelry here.
And since Sherwood should be worn as part of a set, I’m working on a matching cowl. The cowl will be finished soon and then I’ll be all ready to not actually wear the hat or cowl for another six months or so.
I have two skeins of another colorway, a vibrant pink called Charles Village (you can see a picture of it on the Neighborhood Fiber Co website). And having just about finished Sherwood and the Charles Center colored yarn, the Charles Village skeins are begging to be used. I’m thinking more cables!