Birthday beanie

Last Sunday I thought I’d better get cracking on a birthday present for my brother Ian — and it’s done with a couple of days to spare.

It’s Martin Storey’s striped beanie — from the Rowan book Classic knits for men — in Rowan Felted Tweed, a blend of wool, silk and viscose.  The main colour is Dragon, a beautiful tweedy grey-green with flecks of white, charcoal and blue.  I don’t understand why the colour has been discontinued, it’s beautiful. I have a couple of skeins left that I’m saving for another project.

The contrast stripes are Maritime medium blue and a rich deep green called Pine.  Whoever it was who said “blue and green should never be seen” clearly had no taste.  I love blue and green together.

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4 responses to “Birthday beanie

  1. Nice colours! I agree, I love blue and green together 🙂

    You’re doing a wonderful job at working with different colours and stitches, way beyond my baby knitting skills! I’m in awe 🙂

  2. Great beanie- love the colours- what pattern did you use?

    • Martin Storey’s Striped Beanie pattern in a Rowan book “Classic knits for men”. Unfortunately the sizings of Rowan men’s patterns are all huge so I can’t make any of the jumpers – I definitely need a couple more under my belt before I attempt resizing a pattern!

  3. Lovely colour combination- and I’m really impressed you did it in a couple of days too!

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