FO Friday – The Minister’s Kippah


My week took a turn for the hilarious when I got a text asking if I had kippah making skills.  I’d never done it before but it seemed in my wheelhouse.

“It’s for my wedding.”

So no pressure, eh?

“It’s for the minister.”

Huh, what?  Come to learn the ceremony is really more of a variety show.  There’s comedy and music, audience participation and a minister wearing a traditional jewish head covering (only after he pulls a flask out of his hollow bible!)

There was some back and forth discussing the particulars…are kippahs and yarmulkes the same thing?  Yes, yes, in fact, they are.  Good to know!

Here’s what I came up with…


The best man gets one, too!  Turns out, I totally have mad kippah making skillz!

I went top down.  Casting on is small and fidgety top down but it allowed me to skip the whole gauge process and just knit.  I worked a stockinette fabric with increase rows as they seemed appropriate.  I did an i-cord bind off when the size looked about right.  Simple as that.

The yarn is Pima Splash from Mirasol, a chainette cotton.  I picked up one ball to swatch for Hamlin Peak, a simple open front, raglan cardigan from Quince.  It calls for their aran weight linen, so I thought perhaps this cotton would be a nice substitute.  The swatch didn’t work out, but after using this yarn for something else, I wish it had.

I enjoyed using this cotton more than most.  I think the chainette construction gives it a bit of bounce.  It’s quite lovely.  I wish I had more of it!


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