I made a promise to try to push myself to learn new techniques and skills this year. First up…stranded colorwork knitting. For some reason, stranded colorwork always seemed really hard and kind of scary. I posted a picture of my yarn stash on Instagram last week along with a caption about my resolution to learn colorwork, and a few people commented that I should try YouTube. I was unsure that I could learn via video but it was surprisingly easy! I watched a few videos and then gave it a shot. I had to get the hang of holding two strands at a time, which was the most challenging part.
I picked the Schuyler hat for my first pattern. I found it via Fringe Association and I’m so glad I did. This is such a beautiful, wearable pattern. I’m thinking of lining it with fleece, which would make it the perfect winter hat! Of course everyone in the house is fighting over it, so I already have a second colorwork hat on my needles. And you know two more will have to come soon after! At this rate I’ll be ripping through my stash in no time…which can only mean one thing… yarn shopping is in my future!