15.11.08

here are the selbu moderns*

pattern: Selbu Modern
designer: Zeitgeist Yarns
yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in Elephant's Dream and Vatican Pie
needles: 16 inch circs in US size 0 & US size 2

I don't think I have ever loved a hat as much as this one. I love the pattern. I loved the process of knitting it. I love the way it fits. I am absolutely smitten with everything about it. I had a feeling I would. When I first saw friends favoriting the pattern and queing it up on ravelry, I was intrigued. It was seeing a shrill caramel's Selbu Modern that convinced me that I must knit one for myself. I was hit pretty hard by a case of "the covets." Then I saw Christy's, and I could not wait to cast on. I think it was Kelly's that pushed me over the edge to action, and I cast on right away. I wasn't the only one. The add knitter and Ashley were knitting theirs as I was knitting mine. I kinda wish we could all get together while wearing our Selbu Moderns out and take over a bar/pub, where all the patrons would be asking, "Ummm, who are these crazy-ass loud chicks and why are they all wearing the same hat but in different colors?" We could say we're a roving gang of knitters out to collect some booty (heh, booty) and beer and coerce them to buy us beer with our pointy sticks. But I digress....

I was a little concerned a couple of days ago about how the colorwork part would fit because I hadn't blocked it yet. Well, it blocked out beautifully, I am happy to say:

As I suspected, the red did bleed a fair amount, but thanks to Adrian's tip about using shampoo and cold water, it didn't stick to the aqua (and I didn't end up with a red and lavender hat that I would probably not be so thrilled with). Hooray for happy knits! If you're looking for a quick and pretty project, seriously, this hat is so for you. Thank you to Kate at Zeitgeist Yarns for putting together such a lovely pattern and for making it available on her blog for free. Kate, you are so awesome!

* The post title is a reference to Kill Hannah, which I will half-shamefully admit to adoring.

11 comments:

whitknits said...

That is just the most awesome hat ever. I absolutely adore the color combination.

kate said...

I am so glad you like your beret! (and I know i said it before, but I will say it again -- your color combo is to die for!)

Ashley said...

Yes! We will be a gang. A Selbu Modern gang. People will fear and admire us.

rockbridge said...

man do i love that!! if my lys were open, i'd be there right now buying some yarn for this (and i'd probably copy your colors) - gorgeous!

Christy said...

I'm all in for going after booty and beer as the Selbu Modern gang. On our way home from the bars we can tag the leaf motif. B/c all gangs need a tag.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous!

monica said...

I love the color combo you used on your beret! It's very pretty.

craftoholic said...

Wow, so pretty!

Chris Tolomei aka alicethelma said...

The color combination reminds me of something...a shirt I used to wear in another lifetime. It def triggers something in me. In any case, it's stunning. love love LOVE it.

melissa said...

i love my selbu modern, but damn, yours is flipping gorgoeus. i'm insanely jealous!

claire said...

This colour combo is so great! I'm about ready to knit this all over again too (and again, and again, if i'm honest), so I may have to copy!