Back in the spring a friend was pruning her stash and sent me some of her yarn. Included were some skeins that didn’t have labels. One of them was this beautiful multicoloured yarn that (with the help of a Ravelry forum) we figured out was some Berroco Boboli. I had been looking at a stained glass window toque pattern and figured it would work great for the stained glass part. Now the pattern called for fingering yarn, but the Boboli is a worsted. So I did some calculations and instead of casting on 160 stitches, I cast on 100, using 4 mm needles. And as I had suspected the yarn looked beautiful.
I had put the project aside for a while so I could work on gifts to take out east with me, and have only just picked it up again. And immediately thought”oops, this is far too tall.” I realized while I decreased the number of stitches per row, I forgot that I would need to change how many rows I did too.
I had only just gotten to where the decreases start so it would end up several inches taller still, which means it would be beyond a slouchy hat, almost to elf-hat length. Which means I need to frog it, at least back to where…the first set of rectangles? Or the second? I guess that depends on if I want a beanie or a toque.
But I do love this yarn. Which they naturally have discontinued. (Seems that every time I find a wool I like, it gets discontinued.)