Orange and Red are his favorites, so we settled on a striped motif from yarn found in my stash.
The orange is Fingering and the red is DK, so I am knitting with the orange held double, on US3 needles which is making a very dense fabric.
I like how it's going. It's time to change colors at about the time I'm bored with the current color.
Since I'm doubling the orange, I don't have enough yardage to finish the hat, in the way that he wants me to. Both yarns are discontinued... and I don't have another appropriate yarn in my stash. :-/
What is it about stash-busting projects that cause me to buy more yarn? sigh
Anyway, I haven't found any of the same yarns listed as for sale or trade on Ravelry.
- Yoth, Little Brother, fingering (Superwash Merino+Cashmere+Nylon) - Mandarin, Lot#002
- Fiberphile, Super Squish, DK (superwash Merino) - Fresh Cut, Lot#11-1216
- look for something similar but not the same
- or look for something contrasting to finish out the top of the hat.
But then I realized there is a third option.... find the orange yarn in the red yarn's weight..... and I did! In the same lot!! Listed as For Sale or Trade!!! :-)
Ravelry is simply the best and most useful platform.
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!