Fiddleback Cowl and Hat
I finished my first GAL project last night and cast on my second, and here is what I'm making. The Fiddleback cowl and hat set by Heather Storta are going to be my sister-in-law's Christmas present, and I'm using the oldest skein of Wollmeise Pure from my stash to make them. It's in the colourway Brombeere (blackberry in English) which is a gorgeous deep burgundy red-brown. I was a little daunted at first when I realised the pattern called for 2.25mm needles - making an adult size hat on sock needles wasn't what I had in mind - but it soon moves on to larger ones. Speaking of larger, though, the hat is only written for one size, and looking at the pattern gauge it's a generously sized hat. I've taken two pattern repeats' worth of stitches out and so far it's fitting me nicely. I have an average adult female size head.
There's more than enough yarn in the skein to make the matching cowl to go along with it, and I'm sure the rich yarn colour combined with the interesting cable design are going to result in a very elegant set of accessories.
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