iPhone view, down the street Friday
Around here it's been a big winter for hats, scarves & mitts. The full monty, every time I go outside. It's come to my attention, by looking in the mirror occasionally, I look I'm dressed by the Handknit Rummage Sale. Natural brown alpaca cowl! Bright red earflap hat with mulitcolored ties ! Noro mitts! That's just one of my combos, many are more alarming. And striped, too. Call it the Rhinebeck look. Does not play well outside of large fiber festivals. No matter how nice the yarn and stitches are.
So, in my efforts for a better fitting Felicity
I chose Manos Rittenhouse
in turquoise, to coordinate with the Manos Silk Blend
razor shell scarf, from a coupla years ago
. The yarns have different fibers and finishes but the same kettledyed colorway. Big step toward matchkind.
(Well, sort of. I was surprised that the semi solid settled into stripes, very definite stripes. )
And, in my worries about overdoing the slouch and putting myself back into a hat that again said Ellis Island instead of PDX , I may have overcompensated. See my first Felicity
here, and you'll understand.
Ellis Island immigrants, from Vincent J. Cannato’s “American Passage: The History of Ellis Island”
None worrying about the slouch of her headwear , I bet.
My modifications: I cast on 74 stitches, so it wouldn't squeeze my hair too flat. I could have gone 78. When I switched up to the larger needles, I used size US6 rather than the recommended 7. I knit one less round of increases, too. The volume is fine but I could have use an extra few rounds in length. Or maybe not. The last one grew a bit with wear, so this might be as close as I get to my ideal version.
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