last year, we launched the first bare naked knitspot club with the sky ladder pattern package—a multi-sized pattern for rectangles that could serve a variety of purposes from scarf, to wrap, to blanket.
i knit the baby sized blanket as my prototype, with the plan of using it for modeling shots, along with karolyn’s test knit of the petite wrap. my good friend debby had a brand new grandson (graham) and her daughter, hannah agreed to model for the club chapter (look how beautiful they are!).
i had not seen the baby yet and i wanted to bring a little gift. so with one day to go before the shoot, i grabbed my blanket leftovers and cast on what seemed to be the right number of stitches for a one-month old human head, but honestly, i was in completely uncharted territory (for me).
well, it wasn’t bad—it could have been a little bigger around and a little less deep or more slouchy, but it was a start and we used it for photos.
then i went home and worked on the sizing til i got it right. and while i was at it, i wrote up additional sizes that would fit just about anyone (eight altogether)
now if you happen to be at a loss for what to put in those easter baskets for non candy eaters, this could be your answer—it’s fun and takes almost no time to knit and you can make a little one out of leftovers. or a bigger one out of one skein of sport yarn or light DK.
the brim and body of the cap are worked in fun cable and lace patterns, but the top is all garter stitch. the hat has nice body, but is really pretty lightweight, so perfect for this time of year, when you never know what the weather is going to be like.
(heh, well, unless you live here, where we know it will be cold . . . )
or maybe you’re knitting sky ladder and you’d like a little side project to go with it—something more portable that has some shape.
this cap is baby tested and has come out a winner. yum-ilicious
and for some, it brings out their silly side; what’s not to love about that?
shown just above in adult size large, knit in mountain meadow wool cody sport, a deliciously soft and bouncy 2-ply merino in color natural cream.
below on baby padraig, the 9-month size, knit in bare naked wools stone soup DK, color pumice.
(we’re excited; our second color of this yarn should arrive today and be up in the store as soon as emily and erica can count and label it)
sky cap is of course, also included in the BNK 2012 eBook, collection—12 terrific accessory patterns, each one multi-sized and suitable for gifting or keeping; many will have universal appeal for women, men, and children alike. purchase the eBook collection from the knitspot club website or in our ravelry pattern shop (it takes a few seconds to view).
another fun thing to do—click here to view the sky cap or sky ladder project pages to see more examples of these patterns knit by ravelers and photographed on a variety of people and in alternate yarns.
well, that’s my easter egg offering; hope you enjoy your weekend and that wherever you are, mother nature finally wakes up and does the spring thing!