I have managed to squeak out the first FO of 2017! No surprise, it’s a cashmere hat!
The yarn is from JoJoland. They sell it as Sport Weight but it’s not. I think they’ve labeled it that way to keep from scaring people off with the word ‘fingering’.
The pattern is a sequence knitting inspired design, so it’s more of a non-pattern. I did a bit of 1×1 ribbing but after that it’s all knit 3, purl 2. I would say it doesn’t get easier except I find asymmetric ribbing to be a challenge. My brain knows what to do but my hands really want it to be K2, P2. I picked an uneven sequence intentionally, to challenge my hands but also to up the texture. K2, P2 has a certain predictability to it. This particular texture appears a bit more random, even if it’s not.
I should call it my chaos theory hat. A small change — one stitch — has a bit effect and if you’re going to predict chaos, no better way to do it than knitting. :)
There’s still 10 days until February but I feel a Finish It February coming on strong already! I’m gonna try really hard to go all weekend without casting on!! Wish me luck!