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« on: February 09, 2008 08:06:47 AM »

A couple of weeks ago, I was in the hospital.  My awesome friends in San Francisco called up Knit New York, which is two blocks away from the hospital, without me knowing and had delivered two skeins of Misti Alpaca, some knitting needles and the 365 stitch calendar to keep me occupied during my stay at Beth Israel. 

After perusing the stitch guide, and knowing that I didn't have cable needles, I found a herringbone pattern that is subtle and different.

I started out with a simple scarf and devised a plan for a hat in the round, which took some thinking.  The yarn is amazingly soft and I highly recommend it.  And I couldn't be more grateful to have such amazing and thoughtful people in my life.  I hope you like.

After seeing a swatch of the yarn knit in stockinette, I decided that I was glad I picked the stitch pattern I did, because it gives it this cool Mosaic look, but upon closer inspection, you can see the diagonals zig-zags of the herringbone pattern.
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008 08:37:48 AM »

that is very cool. i like those. its good you have such good friends!

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2008 12:24:45 PM »

Ooh, they look so nice and warm! I looove the hat.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2008 11:23:14 PM »

I love the scarf and hat! How awesome that your friend was so thoughtful to bring you the yarn and needles! I hope you are feeling much better now!

« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008 01:33:00 AM »

I'm sorry to hear you were in a hospital. But that scarf looks great. You have really thoughtful friends.

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008 05:53:03 PM »

What an interesting pattern. It works really well with that yarn! Love the colors too Smiley


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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008 06:52:37 PM »

The pattern looks wonderful.  I love the hat! 

« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2008 01:13:36 PM »

What was the stitch? I would love to try that on some varigated yarn!

« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2008 01:41:20 PM »

Those look so cool!  I love the colors.

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2008 02:01:51 PM »

You have some really thoughtful friends. That's the best get-well/sorry-you're-bored gift EVER! I love the results, too. Nice work.

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