This post is moved from my original blog.
It occurred to me this past week that for as long as I’ve been knitting and crocheting, I’ve never actually been to a yarn store. (Local Yarn Store or LYS according to the internet) So I went over to The Knitting Nest in South Austin and bought some Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in navy and some ChiaoGoo circular needles in size 6 to make a hat for my boyfriend.
I haven’t done much so far, but I’m using a modified version of this pattern from Ravelry. By modified I mean changing the number of stitches to account for the fact that this yarn is a little lighter than worsted, and using a special technique to prevent the gap between the knit and purl stitches that plaques my ribbing. I will post details when I’m done!