First, a quick reminder: not one, but two classes are scheduled for this week. Wednesday evening, October 23rd, I'll be doing an interactive demo on Ravelry.com. Whether you've never set up an account, use it for some things, or use it often, I hope you'll learn something new that will bring more joy to your knitting. Then on Sunday, October 27th, Sandy Buzzelli will be back to do a 3 1/2 hour workshop on two-color knitting. The class project is a headband, and Sandy will lead you through carrying two yarns in two hands (an opportunity to combine English/American style knitting with continental knitting), maintaining tension, tacking your floats, blocking, and more. There is a fair amount of technical information in this class, but the project is small and manageable. There is room available in both classes--please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested!
On to Wurm! This is a free hat pattern designed by Katharina Nopp for sport weight yarn--here I used Mountain Meadow's Cody. I made a small modification to the pattern, based on other interpretations I saw on Ravelry. In the knit rounds, which are slightly hidden between the more prominent purl ridges, I used a contrasting color for a subtle color zing. The Night colorway I used for the main color is deep and rich, but the Teal really pops when you stretch the hat just a little. I wish I'd used the Teal for the inside of the doubled brim, as well, but live and learn, eh? Cody, like its big brother Jackson, is a very lively yarn with lots of bounce and body, and it feels good against the skin. There are several handpaint/solid combos that would be fun in this pattern, or you could use two solids, or just one color. Fun, quick, and wearable--I like that in a project!