Monday, August 25, 2008


I just mailed off a gift for a friend who moved to Oregon this month as a part of a church plant through our church. I don't know what the winter weather is like near Portland, but I figured a girl's got to have a stylish way to keep her head warm, don't you think?!

I had seen the Calorimetry pattern when I first joined Ravelry, and vowed to knit it. My friend reminds me some what of the girl in the pattern photos on Knitty, so I figured it was meant to be! I used the recommended yarn, Filatura di Crosa 127 Print (I used color #33). I LOVED this yarn! It was a 100% wool single-ply worsted weight yarn. The base color was a dark grey-blue with these surprisingly bright and beautiful small sections of colors. All the colors of the rainbow it seemed! Its perfect to go with just about anything.

The yarn had a lot of stretch to it, but also lots of "memory" so it shouldn't stretch out too much with wear. I should have done a little more reading before casting on for this one, as it seems everyone else had the same issue I did with the pattern, it came out WAY too big! But, I figured, more wool-more warmth, and doesn't my friend deserve the best anyway? So I just attached an extra button to make the whole thing very adjustable and called it a day.


  1. I made this same pattern a while back- I really liked it. I love the yarn you chose!

  2. YAY! i love it, nice job!!! i've been wanting to make this, too...i've also heard that it turns out biiiig...maybe i'll try a skinnier yarn...hmmmmm

  3. I think the suggested fix for the size issue was to cast on something like 96 stitches instead of what the pattern called for - 120. Then you end up doing less short-rows as well.

  4. I LOVE IT!!!! Again, thank you dear friend...I've already worn it out and will be wearing it a's basically fall here now and gets pretty flippin chilly in evening...

    miss you friend! LOVE YA! :)


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