Remember that recycled yarn that I overdyed?
So pretty. It makes me think of red wine. Or as my knitting buddies suggested, garnets.
Well, I decided to indulge my desire to knit with it, and I made a little swatch from a reprinted historic knitting book (circa 1897 - patterns are poorly written, but at least they usually have drawings or pictures).
This swatch is the "knitted fluted edge or border - No. 63" from page 47 of The Art of Knitting.
I did eventually finish the youngest nephew's hat. I completely forgot to put it up here, so here it goes.
Grrr, apparently I forgot to take a final picture before sending it home. Anyway, there was a little more webbing stitched on at the top. The pattern was PumpkinMama's "We Call Him Spidey" hat.
I did the colorwork with duplicate stitch, and I made a dumb math error when I was knitting it and made it a little too long for the stitch pattern to work out right. But it was pretty good anyway. The yarn is Rowan Pure Wool DK. I liked that yarn at first, but after three hats and miles of duplicate stitch I was beginning to hate it a bit.