Instant gratification should not be underrated, especially in the winter. As soon as I laid my hands on a skein of Spud & Chloe Outer, I was a goner. Ultra soft, dense, and comforting—this is a hot-chocolate-on-a-cold night kind of yarn, and I wanted to be wearing something made from it right away. Lucky for me, the yarn knits up so quickly that I was, in fact, wearing something from it within hours of squeezing my first skein.
Shroom knits up lightening fast at two and a half stitches per inch and will be hugging your head—or the head of a lucky recipient—sooner than you can forage for a basketful of Boletus edulis. And wouldn’t you rather head to your LYS instead of the mall for your last-minute shopping? I thought so.
Please note that you may need to use a larger needle than the one I used--I am a loose knitter. It’s the gauge you need to match; not the needle size. Otherwise, your hat may be too tight and the slouchy part won’t drape nicely. I know plenty of knitters who needed to make this hat on 13s and even 15s to match the gauge!
Thanks to fellow Raveler Caroline Pannetier (carolineuh on Rav), there’s a French translation of Shroom available on her blog.
Thanks to fellow Raveler Kuklenok, there’s a Russian translation of Shroom available on her site: http://kuklenok.com
Thanks to fellow Raveler round, there’s an Italian translation of Shroom available on my blog.