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.