selbu two


I’ll be honest: I was kind of dreading starting this project.  Last year, my very dear friend here in Nashville requested a selbu modern for her next birthday (in February) after seeing mine out and about in the winter.  Of course, I said yes.

Then the dread started.  Even after I thought up a perfect color combination for her and got it approved … even after we bought the delightful yarn itself … I was dragging my feet.

Now, February is almost here and I realized that I would feel absolutely awful if I didn’t have the hat ready for her birthday.  So I cast on last night.  Turns out, I really do enjoy color work, even if I’m not particularly, um, practiced in the technique.  And I’m hoping a good soak and blocking will even out some of the wonky stitches.


I’m a little worried about gauge.  I went up a couple of needle sizes because I was sure that using the recommended sizes would result in a very tiny hat.  But will this version be much too sloppy and loose?

Again, I’m putting my faith in the power of blocking.



2 thoughts on “selbu two

  1. I actually LIKE the colours. Looks like a good project to start out colour work. I’ve been cheating with self-striping yarn. Thanks for the inspiration, once again!

  2. The colours look great together! Which yarn do you use? I used 2,5 mm needles for the ribbing and 3 mm for the rest – with Rowan scottish tweed 4ply. Fits well but I have a ‘big’ head… Blocking will work wonders for wonky stitches! Have fun knitting it!

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