November 16th, 2008 | Link
I am just churning out projects this month! Winter came pretty much on schedule in San Francisco (it started raining just before the beginning of November, though it’s been warm again the last couple of days), and all that gray, rainy weather has me itching to knit again. My first project this winter was the Habitat hat from Brooklyn Tweed, knit from Cascade 220 wool yarn. It’s not a difficult pattern if you’ve done any sort of cable work before, though I found it was easier to read the chart after I drew a colored box around each of the cable notations so they didn’t run into each other. (I read later on Ravelry that some people had colored in the chart, which probably would have been even better.) I did screw up about 8 rows into the cabling the first time through, and had to rip it out and start over, but I was more careful the second time and had no problems. It’s been at least a decade since I did a cable knit, so I’m a bit rusty.