Friday, August 20, 2010

Fiber Arts Friday: Getting my BFF Hat Started

I am finally knitting the BFF Hat, inspired by my best girl friend.  She chose the roving at the Estes Park Wool Market.  I spun the yarn during the Tour de Fleece.

The gauge is 17 wraps per inch (wpi).  Which, according to this site, is between a lace and fingering weight and should be knit with a #2 to #4 needle.

I swatched the yarn with #2 needles and determined I need to cast on somewhere around 148 stitches.

I did some pattern math then decided to cast on 147 stitches.

I do have to say that after using these #2 needles, the #7 needles on my Plumber Sweater seem huge.

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Dutch Hollow said...

Beautiful color and the hat looks to be coming along wonderfully!

Jaimie said...

The knitting is so delicate and beautiful!

AllyB said...

Ooo, shiney! Love the color. That hat's going to be scrumptious.

WonderWhyGal said...

Your handspun looks so BEAUTIFUL knitted up. Your friend is one lucky lady getting this gift. I can't wait to see the finished hat.