knit with less than a skein total of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
in colorways 80 Vintage Denim and 87 Neptune Blue
This was the hat of choice, going for a retro vibe, possibly influenced by the obsession that is Downton Abbey? (All signs point to yes.)
I was promised no seaming and a minimum of purling, "size as you go" and "no gauge swatches allowed!" -- Carina Spencer speaks my language.
It's the largest size available using the lightest-weight yarn possible... yet it knit up so quickly, I was almost disappointed to have to bind off. Plus the pattern is free, and even though I had to do math, it was easy math, if I do say so myself.
Combine all that with a beautiful outdoor photo shoot, and I have only good things to say about the entire process.
Thanks for the knit memories, S -- I will make you anything always!