Pattern: Shoulder Shrug
Yarn: Briggs & Little Heritage, Grey
Needles: US 8 / 5.0 mm
Although this project quickly ushered me into a major case of redundancy, I’m really happy with how it turned out. Where it’s 100% wool, it’s very helpful in dealing with our cold Canadian winter days.
I had knit it to the specified length, but then had to rip back quite a few inches once I realized it would wrap around me and then some. I recommend knitting until it reaches around you comfortably – not too tight, not too loose.
I also didn’t knit the ribbed neck section as long as the pattern stated. This meant only needing 3 skeins.
As to how you wear such a thing with a coat, I simply have it up off of my shoulders, basically wearing it as a cowl, with the bulk of it draped in the front. It looks fine and is very protective against chilly weather!
It’s a fun pattern, even with having to rip back several inches after goofing up the cabling once or twice!
Jon, my hubby, loves to go hunting in the fall. His prey: partridge, or “forest chickens” as I like to call them. This year he wants me to tag along with him. He’s got a little shotgun for me to carry, should I find myself inclined to shoot one them thar critters. I’m not sure how I’d feel about doing that, but I’d like to try it once. I may like it. I may not. I’m just glad he’s not a deer hunter. Most of all, he’s content just to be walking in the woods on a crisp fall day.
So, according to regulations, I must be wearing a neon orange hat. Great. I look like a dork in hats. A little search on Ravelry and I found something that I could try, something that might make me look as dorkyless as possible.
The Huntress Hat
Pattern: Star Crossed Slouchy Beret
Yarn: Briggs & Little Heritage in Hunter Orange
Needles: Size US 10 1/2 / 6.5mm
What a great pattern! It’s very easy and the cable design is very cool. I did it all in one evening, and blocked it the next morning. I love it. I think I could actually wear one of these out in public, but not in this colour of course. I will most definitely be making more of these babies.