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Finishing Fool, Part 2

After knitting Ishbel, I’ve discovered a great fondness for Ysolda Teague‘s designs, so I started poking around and saw that her second set of “Whimsical Little Knits” patterns was being made available.  I decided to buy the set, so each week I get an email that one is ready for download.

When I got the email on the 10th of September that the Snapdragon Tam was up, I knew it would be mine.  I hadn’t entirely planned on it being mine quite so soon, but my original plan for a next project (the Clasica Coat from IK Fall) hit a small snag, so I went stash-diving and came up with some Alchemy Synchronicity in “Foxglove”.

After a few days (and some rehearsal knitting time), I had this:

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It’s SO cute!  And look at the patterning:

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Ysolda does some really beautiful work, doesn’t she?  The best part is that it LOOKS really complex, but it’s really quite a simple pattern, mostly because it is so clearly written.

I made the largest size, and I probably could have done a smaller one.  What I may do once the weather (eventually) cools off is add some elastic thread to the ribbing just to snug it up a smidgen.  Or not, we’ll see.  🙂

Oh, and for my dear smartass friends, we didn’t EAT the yarn.  We SWATCHED the yarn.  We ate the cheeses.  Silly, silly people.  🙂  (And no, it’s not an accident that “smartass” links to that option of the three of you… 😉 )

20 comments to Finishing Fool, Part 2

  • Too cute! I do love her patterns.

  • I too, love Ysolda. I want to marry her. I’m not gay and already married, but does that really matter?

    Cute cute cute. Love the color with your hair.

  • Another beauty! (Although I’ve never had the balls to wear hats– I always feel funny, even though I LOVE them on other people!)

    Thanks for not making me the smartass.


  • It’s really sad when not funny people think they’re funny.

  • Ooh pretty! I love that color on you!

  • Ooo, that is super cute! I was planning on doing Ripley next but now seeing that on you, I think that might jump to the front of my hat queue instead. 🙂

  • Very cute! Love the bright color. Tams look so much better on curly hair. You have the perfect face for tams and berets and the like — and the perfect hair, too.

  • Jo

    The tam and the beautiful purple look gorgeous on you, Pam!

  • amanda

    Speak for yourself. I ate the yarn as soon as I got home.

  • Too cute! I wish I could pull that off!

  • Beautiful hat and beautiful model. (Beautiful shawl on your previous post too.)

  • Gorgeous hat on you!!

  • Mary

    Ohhhh, ahhhhh. Pretty!

  • amy

    I’m first on the smartass list. YES! My mission in life is now complete! 😉

  • Yorkie

    Sod the hat, I want the hair!!

  • gorgeous! i would wear it without the buntots and throw the ends back over the shoulder more, maybe that would make it more a part of your day to day wear? nancy, we know each other from hoboken. denise dalton sent me to your sight, i have a son named desmond…love your blog!

  • That kind of thinking shows you’re an expert

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