Sunday, August 30, 2020

Boyfriend Watch Cap

Churchmouse featured their Boyfriend Watch Cap in a newsletter this week. 
Knit this cozy, deeply cuffed cap for him—and then borrow it back! It’s handsome worn turned up in a traditional nautical style, but we love it uncuffed and slouchy, too. We’ve made the ribbed cuff nice and deep so you can fold it a long way up without the wrong side of the stockinette stitch showing. Plus, this cap is a quick, satisfying knit! 
For this Boyfriend Watch Cap, we marled two colors of Rowan Felted Tweed together. One of our favorite yarns of all time, Felted Tweed is on the finer side of a DK-weight. It blends merino wool for softness and spring, with alpaca and viscose for drape, luster, and subtle stitch definition. And there are so many colors to play with!
You can purchase the pattern on Churchmouse’s website.

Have fun choosing colours. We have many shades of Felted Tweed in stock. You can double strand the same colour. Or pick two colours that are close for a slight marl. If you want to have fun try two very different colours.

I brought home the new Needle Gauge from Cocoknits and really like it.
We have other needle gauges in the store and it’s hard to tell what size the needle really is. Does the needle have to go all the way through the hole? Or is it part way? With this gauge the needle goes all the way in the hole. I tried it with different sizes of my Addis and it’s a dream.

I have 6 rows to go and then I am separating the sleeves from the body. My sweater shows why you need to block your work when finished knitting. The stitches aren’t lying very flat right now but a bath in Soak and they will look great.

There could have been more knitting today but I spent some time working on a newsletter that will go out tomorrow. I also wrote the post for our Monday Deal. I don’t want to forget that again. Now a few more minutes working on the computer and then Big Brother.

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