Given the stress of everything , including that fact that I still was not finishing any knitting projects , I decided to knit something quick and easy. As I mentioned before, I kneel at the feet of Brooklyn Tweed so I followed his lead and knitted Cisco. Now, if only my photos were half as good.
Additionally, after all my purchases at Maryland Sheep and Wool, I felt obliged to use some of the yarn…from last year. So using Jamie Harmon Singles in Natural I made a baby hat. A very cute baby hat with ears.
Pattern: Cisco at Berroco
Yarn: Jamie Harmon’s Angora and Merino Singles in Natural and Shepherd Alliance Knitting Yarns’ Mohair/Wool in Teal
Needles: US 4; 3.5 mm
Started: 3rd May 2009
Finished: 6th May 2009
Comments on the pattern
I increased by doing a twisted increase as this is tighter and not so obvious. I kept only the middle stitch in stockinette, rather than the middle three as in the pattern.
I edged the whole thing with I-cord. The attached I-cord was done in two parts, front and back meeting at the ear flaps. As I provisional cast on for my attached I-cord I was able to pick up 6 stitches at each ear flap (3 from each I-cord) and gradually decrease while knitting the ties.
My attached I-cord was 3 stitches worked k2, ssk where the second slipped stitch was the picked up stitch from the hat’s edge. This looked a lot tidier than the traditional k2, k2tog and even nicer than the Meg Swansen’s recommended k1 s1 k2tog psso which looked a bit clumsy in this yarn.
 I should be grading exams, not blogging. At least teaching is over until the fall. This has been a tough first year.
 I still have one more cushion cover to finish. My freestyle vest had to be packed away as the spare bed was required for its main secondary purpose.