Saturday, January 24, 2009

Greedy for another Koolhaas


: Koolhaas Kollection (Koolhaas #3)
:Koolhaas by Jared Flood
: Knitting
Jim
January 16 2009
January 19 2009
Adult
: US 6 / 4.0 mm
Yarn: Lang Merino
Colour: 168 Chocolate
How much? 1.2 skeins (60 grams, 157.2 yards)
Modifications:
1. Used 4.0mm needles to accommodate for the thinner yarn.
2. Ribbed for 15 rows to make it a bit longer- again to accommodate for the thinner yarn and smaller needles.
3. Repeated pattern 6.5 times.
4. Used magic loop so I dont have to put with knitting with 4 or 5 needles.
See the project on Ravelry

I made Jim his first Koolhaas for Christmas 2008. He loves it so much and wears it at every change he gets. Then the hat started to get a bit smelly...so I decided to make him another one so he could wear it with his nice brown coat (after washing his original hat). We went to the local yarn store and I let Jim choose the yarn he wanted- and of course he chose merino (probably because they didn't have any cashmere there).

This is a very nice pattern and I keep coming back to it to make hat after hat. Supposedly it was inspired by the architecture of a Seattle library. And any day now I need to cast on to make another Koolhaas for my friend Daniel. The Koolhaas collection never ends!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for mine, time to retire the ol' $2 toque!

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