Sunday, January 23, 2011

Next Stop: The Elk

I'm knitting a watchcap for The Viking. The circumference of his head is 24" (I think. This is a surprise gift and I measured a well-worn cap) so I will be knitting the cap at 23". The yarn I will be using for the cap is Regia Sock Wool in a cream (Farbe 00017) and black (Farbe 02066). It's superwash so I will be machine-washing AND -drying to verify gauge before I start. I've cast on the swatch using US2/2.75mm circular needle. The pattern one I made from a picture I found on the internet. It is an Elk on a hillside in silhouette. To make sure I have enough yarn, I bought 300 grams (I know, a bit overkill but I can always use the rest to make ankle socks!) The Viking has a huge head!

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