New WIP: Cross-Country Chullo
I've been knitting this hat from Winter Knitty for a week so it's not really a new WIP, but it's new to the blog.
The yarn is Jaeger Matchmaker, and I like how it's knitting up. The yarn tends to twist which is annoying, but it's not as bad as the Wildfoote yarn.
I haven't done color work in years, so it's taken me a while to get back into the swing of things. I haven't tried holding a color in each hand yet--at this point things are going well so I may just continue doing what I'm doing.
Turning the flash off shows the texture of the knitting--it's all relatively flat.
As I'm knitting, I'm conscious of keeping the floats loose. In fact, I feel like I'm over compensating, but to my amazement they're not too loose. Gee, maybe that's why my knitting used to pucker in the past?!
Here's a look at the inside.
The problem that I'm running into is when I switch from one needle to the other. I recently figured out that I can line up and straighten out the circs to get the float close to the correct length, but that came after inches of winging it. Also, crossing the strands when switching to a new needle got a bit wonky on some rounds.
The camera doesn't capture it very well. No biggie. I really like how the hat looks, and this'll be the little something that says, "I'm handmade."