I present to you Bradshaw.
Pattern from Noro Knits by Jane Ellison
Yarn Noro Iro color 40
Mods: I knit it on US10 (as opposed to the suggested 10.5/11) cause I like a bit of a tighter knit, especially for a jacket type garment. Also, for the two fronts I CO only 42 st, not 52, and made the collar 7” as opposed to their 14”, and did not make the huge garter stitch calf. I made 8 buttons as opposed to 5, to make it lay flatter. At the moment I have 2 kinds of buttons since I did not have 8 the same, but I may keep it like this. At Bradshaw's first outing, at CancerCare Knitout today, the overwhelming majority of knitting friends liked the odd buttons.
It was great to knit, fast and fun. k2, p2 rib is great. It has a great rhythm, but it is not boring, strangely enough. Moreover, the colors in a variegated yarn, especially this one- keep you wanting to get to the next one. There are a few abrupt color changes due to Noro’s famous knots, and in some cases I undid them and started from another color in another skein, but for the most part I like the surprises. It is very cozy to wear, and I know I will reach for it often. I have almost 3 skeins left over, so with some other yarn I have, I am thinking a little cardi for my son. How cute will that be... me and mini me...
This is my Norovember project, but so what if I finished it on Dec 1st? Some of you may recall the reasons... :-)
Can you tell I am pleased with the way it turned out? As a matter of fact I was rather pleased with myself walking over to the Knitout, in my sweater, hat and gloves!
And who says NY does not care? Here we are NY knitters at the Cancer care knit-out.If you were unable to come today, please consider being a “Virtual Knitter”. They will send you a knitting kit, complete with yarn & a pattern. ( you can also use your own pattern) You send them your completed hat whenever you are ready! Detail on the website.
CancerCare is a very important charity for me, since my mom died from ovarian cancer 3 years ago. I never made her a hat, since she said she did not need it, but why did I listen?