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October 24 2011
October 29 2011
Project info
Indulgent Rikke
Rikke Hat by Sarah Young
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend
1 skein = 150.0 yards (137.2 meters), 50 grams
Crazy Girl Yarn Shop in Coralville, Iowa

My 100th project!

I spotted this hank sitting so innocently on top of one of our display islands, beckoning me to buy it. It’s the only skein of this colorway we had, so when I came in on Monday (saw it Thursday), I bought it because no one else had. Rikke is so perfect because I really need a fitted hat this winter and it’s about the only thing I can make with 150 yds of variegated dk. I hope I have enough yarn to finish! I found one hat out of all of the finished objects that claims to have used one skein of Silk Blend without any mods. We’ll see!

I’m doing a knit stitch column up the back of the hat so the garter jog isn’t so obvious. I think I’ll switch to 7s after 10 garter rows of the band, which may save me a few yards? Airier stitches mean less yardage…right?

I used every inch of this skein and a few inches of the similarly-colored FlockSock Yarn I used in my Milky Way shawl. There was a lot of fudging.

Mods (all to save yarn):
-only 10-ridge brim
-knit to ~6.5-7” before decreasing
-did the last three rows of decreases (to 40sts) on both purl and knit rows
-finished with 20 sts

When I make another, I’ll get 200+ yards of a pretty yarn. This yarn is absolutely heavenly, though. And it’s still a bit slouchy! I may block it lightly for more slouch.

Blocked it. It’s genius. :) That means I’ll need new pictures!

The last photo is post-block.

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October 24 2011
October 29 2011
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by Manos del Uruguay
70% Merino, 30% Silk
150 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: October 24, 2011
  • Project created: October 25, 2011
  • Finished: October 29, 2011
  • Updated: April 14, 2012
  • Progress updates: 2 updates