Well, I finished up my knitting assessment assignment for TINK YARN on Sunday evening, and wanted to share - both about the yarn and the pattern! Getting right to the hat pattern, on my beautiful girl, this one was truly a one-day knit. Or, a two-football-game knit. Hell, you could even whip this up during the Super Bowl, in team colors!
Drawstring side can be worn as seen; further back, behind the ear; or in the back at the nape of the neck. Adorable any way it's worn. Pattern has two style choices for knitting with one or two colors - this one was knit in the one-color version, using BOTH of the TINK YARNs sent to me - the worsted weight is their "Rich Bitch", and the I-cord tie and pompoms utilized the "Changing Seasons" sock weight, held double. That was the gorgeous yarn used for the shawl.
BOTH of these are like knitting heaven - soft, squishy, easy on the eyes AND hands. I just can't say enough great things about the product these Vegas girls are turning out - and they all have full-time jobs, to boot. The packaging is pretty cute, too!
I LOVE this worsted weight! This was beautiful and fit fabulously, straight off the needles. TINK'S yarns get even better with wet-blocking, but this didn't need it...at least for the time being.
Subtle color changes (I love tonal yarns!) for that added yarn personality. This is the edging on the shawl/scarf done from the other skeins. The black I added to the mix (also a TINK YARN) was SO very hard to photograph...in fact, it completely changed color outside. In actuality, it was tones of black, gray and white, with tiny hints of the same turquoise here and there (click on the photo, and then click again). Those two sock weight yarns had the tiniest threads of Stellina, or SHINY STUFF (it's a technical term)...not overbearing sparkly - JUST enough.
These two yarn colors were perfect for complementing each other - they told me it was actually just a random draw, and in that case, I feel like the biggest winner of them all. How'd I make those cute little pompoms? Clover has invented the greatest gadgets ever for pompoms - done in a matter of minutes!
The pattern? MINTY by ERICA JACKOFSKY.
The fabulous yarns? TINK YARN, all the way to the bank!
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