Pattern: My Own
Yarn: James Brett Marble Chunky. One Ball
Needles 6.5mm - A half size bigger than recommended on the ball band.
Some time ago, I downloaded a top-down hat recipe from ravelry, called Lifestyle Top Down Hats, No Swatch Needed by Charisa Martin Cairn. The frustrating experience of dealing with multiple, double-pointed needles on a very few number of stitches has made me shy away from knitting top-down hats. But Charisa suggests casting on with 2 circs. What a great idea. It works like a charm.
From there, I simply copied the stitch patterns of stockinet, reverse stockinet and K2, P2 used in the scarf. In no time, this chunky hat was finished.
When knitting a scarf 'lengthwise' one is never sure - unless your math is much better than mine - of the finished length of the scarf. And so it was with the Red Infinity. I cast on 200 stitches hoping to achieve the navel-grazing length noticed on the Toronto fashionistas. Instead, my infinity grazes a totally different body part. Not one I am willing to name here for risk of recceiving off-colour spam messages. See for yourself.
Nonetheless, it looks great wrapped twice around the neck.