Friday, November 2, 2007

ZeeBee #2

I finished ZeeBee #2 (the Christmas gift) on Wednesday evening. Here it is in all of it's glory.

Pattern: ZeeBee
Yarn: Regia 4 Ply- Strato Color #5744

This hat only took 31 grams of yarn. You could easily make one out of that stray single skein of Koigu you have lying around - or is that just me with the stray Koigu?

I asked the Hubby why he liked this pattern so much, specifically for his friend. He pointed to the top and said "for the birds". It took me a moment to remember that his friend is a huge bird watcher and he meant that the birds would get to see the interesting part. Sometimes my husband's brain works in the most delightful ways!

Did you see the grafted seam? I have a hard time finding it myself.

I ended up doing a Google search for "grafting garter stitch" through which I found this link on Purlwise. The technique she outlines worked very well and you really can't see the seam on the right side . On the underside it has a little bit of a ridge which is not particularly visible, but which does feel different from the rest of the fabric.

Overall, I still love this project and will keep this one in the stash of "go to" patterns because it is so quick, versatile and relatively entertaining to knit.

1 comment:

msubulldog said...

It's beautiful! And I'm glad you clarified Colin's comment about the birds. I was starting to think he meant as a target! ;)