Born and raised in Northern California, Julie learned to knit in over her New Years 2010 Lake Tahoe vacation, from her sister, Lauri. She has been knitting almost non-stop since then, publishing her ...
Born and raised in Northern California, Julie learned to knit in over her New Years 2010 Lake Tahoe vacation, from her sister, Lauri. She has been knitting almost non-stop since then, publishing her first pattern less than a year after initially partying with tangly yarn, and earning the knitting nick-name, The Machine, for her even tension, and perpetual knitting. Julie started her first blog, a sewing & knitting blog, called Project-Hallway, in August of 2010.
Now a proud, new mother she spends most of her free time, what little there is with knitting needles in hand, finding that baby-hats are a quick fix for calming a creative need. In her other spare time, she loves to cook.
Her favorite fruit is the yellow nectarine.
A fun and quick springtime knit.
In Northern California our winters are mild at best, but this doesn't stop the urge for prolonged days of knittery during those blustery months and beyond. Wool only goes so far in these warmer climates, and by mid-march it is often already to warm for fleece and other natural fibers from our furry friends. But where there is a will there is a way. As the days grow longer and I find that I am just not ready for the warm and wooly knitting season to be over I am falling head over heals for spring-time knits.
To be honest, cotton is not my favorite fiber to knit with, that was, at least, until I found Knitpicks Comfy Sport: a soft, friendly to knit 75% cotton & 25% acrylic blend. With the Easter Bunny soon to be hopping our way, I am already finding myself enjoying my Spring Green Cloche! Even with smaller needles this hat is a quick knit, with a fun, rhythmic textured pattern, and decreases that create a beautiful hexagon. Light as a feather, and cute as a button.
With the unusual horizontal ribbing, I have included a tutorial for how to integrate the finished ribbing with the beginning of the rest of the cloche with both written instructions and pictures. This cloche is worn with a slight slouch, and the soft hand of this textured stitch and cotton blend yarn it has a wonderful drape.
On US 4 needles, in Texture Pattern: 21 sts & 30 rows = 4x4 inches
272 yards of Sport weight