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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Charity: Cabled Kid Caps

Oh, boy, how did I enjoy to finally being able to join the monthly Community Knitting group organized by Roxanna at Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins in Boulder, CO. Fall soccer was DONE! No more interference with my social knitting events. :D

It always feels so good to do some charity knitting and chit-chatting with like-minded fellow knitters. And since it had been quite a few months since my last visit, I had a lot of catching up to do.

This month's cap project was going to be part of Xmas bundles (cap, cowl, mittens, vest) that were handed out by a local family homeless shelter for Christmas.

The original pattern by Roxanna had short, same-sized cables for the whole cape length but I changed it to alternating between shorter and longer cables. I was not quite in the mood for that many cable crossings. :)

And since I still had quite a bit of red yarn left over, I dug in my stash a bit and found a white mystery yarn to complement the red yarn and knit a second cap.

This was my first time to knit with Patons Canadiana Solids and I was pleasantly surprised by the soft hand this 100% acrylic yarn had. This was not only nice to knit with but also soft against the skin. Wow!

But I would say that this is a thick worsted, nearly aran weight yarn. I'll have to remember this yarn for projects that need non-wool, machine-washable yarn...