Sometimes you don’t want to knit socks… December 10, 2014 – Posted in: Project Ideas
Scrumptious Purl Stripe Me Up sock yarn by our very own Samantha has been a run-away hit with customers over the last two months. The colours, the precision dyeing, and the stunning presentation make Stripe Me Up impossible to resist – even for those among us who don’t generally knit socks. I decided to see how this yarn – designed to yield 4 perfect rows per stripe on an average sized sock – would do knit up as a hat for my 10 year old son. Result? Brilliant!
Although I didn’t get exactly 2 rows per stripe – you need to look pretty closely to see find small variations. Fun to knit and even more fun to wear, we can’t recommend this yarn highly enough for smaller accessories – wrist warmers, fingerless gloves, and neck warmers are also great options to try.
For the hat, I used Erika Knight’s basic hat pattern in Regia Design Line Journal #610. I increased the needle size and knit the smaller version. Cast on 136 stitches in order to be able to knit a 2×2 instead of 1×1 rib.
Yarn and pattern booklet available in store. Booklet also contains patterns for socks and fingerless gloves.
All 18 colourways of Scrumptious Purl Stripe Me Up currently in stock (16 shown)…