The Maple Leaf Touque is a hat that doubles as a scarf during the really cold winter days. Touque (pronounced / ˈtuːk/) is Canadian for a knit hat. It's knit using 2 colours of yarn at a time, and uses a total of 6 colours.
Kashmir from Fiber Optic Yarns [80% merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere - 420 yds/384 m per 114 g]
[MC] 1 skein (420 yds/384 m - 113 g) Whaki Khaki (green)
[CC1] 0.3 skeins (140 yds/128 m - 38 g) Lumberjack (red)
[CC2] 0.3 skeins (125 yds/115 m - 34 g) Brimstone (orange)
[CC3] 0.25 skeins (77 yds/71 m - 21 g) Maple leaf rag (rust brown)
[CC4] 0.3 skeins (114 yds/105 m - 31 g) Squashed (yellow)
[CC5] 0.25 skeins (74 yds/67 m - 20 g) Espresso Batik (dark brown)
29 sts and 35 rows = 4 in [10 cm] in stranded stockinette stitch, blocked !
950 yards of Fingering weight
I have always enjoyed improvising with my knitting. I began writing up my designs in 2007, and have published patterns since then - beginning with the Burridge Lake Aran Afghan and followed by the first lace shawl in the Mystic series - Mystic Waters. I love both cables and lace, and they show up in some way in most of my patterns.