This, my friends, was the first knitting project that I’ve really enjoyed in a very long time. Love the yarn. Malabrigo Rios in a gorgeous colorway. Love the pattern. The Windschief is a fairly quick knit that allows for some mindless knitting while still having enough interest to keep things from getting boring. And I LOVED the process. That is something unto itself. Under the best of circumstances, I’m a product knitter, not a process knitter. I really had a good time with this one. Add into the mix that this is for the totally knitworthy Ami–a Silverbackks badass–and it was a winner all around.
On a related note, this was my first time knitting with square Kollage circulars with a firm cable. I’ve used the Kollage squares in the past but found the soft cable version to be a bit flippy-floppy for my liking. The firm cables are pretty awesome though and the square needles were very comfortable to use. I’d consider getting more of them.
- Pattern: Stephen West’s Windschief
- Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in the Aguas colorway. 55 grams of a 100 gram skein used.
- Needles: Kollage Firm Cable Square Fixed Circular Needles in US7 for the main portion of the hat. DPNs of unknown origin for the crown
- Cast On: 88 stitches using Jeny’s Stretchy Slipknot Cast-On
This, BTW, is not Ami. This is me and my round melon, running around all willy nilly in her hat!