I'm afraid I developed an obsession with knitting and crocheting Barbie tube tops when I was little. Fortunately, I outgrew the tube tops (in more ways than one) and I've since expanded my horizons ...
I'm afraid I developed an obsession with knitting and crocheting Barbie tube tops when I was little. Fortunately, I outgrew the tube tops (in more ways than one) and I've since expanded my horizons include more substantial designs. I have a penchant for stitch patterns that look good on both sides and use them in my designs whenever I can. I love lace, cables and fair isle, but not all at once. Lately, I've been designing a lot of lace shawls. I also spin with my drop spindle, and hope someday to spin a yarn fine enough for lace.View all patterns by designer (20) »
Where I live in Virginia, crocuses have started to emerge from their wintry blankets of soil, a sure sign that spring is finally on its way.
Even if snow still covers the ground where you live, create your own springtime blossoms. A fair isle band of tulips adds a welcome touch of color and cheerfulness, when it's still too cold for sunsuits.
I knitted mine up in Cascade Yarn's Ultra Pima. It's a dk weight cotton yarn with a great twist that stands up to multiple frogging (don't ask how I know this :) I used two different colors of green, light green for the main part of the hat, and dark green for the fair isle leaves, but you could choose a medium green and use it for both instead and it would look great.
For colder climates, a dk weight wool works fine, too.
24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch
Work gauge swatch in the round for accuracy