Of Knitting for Dulaan, and Why Ninety Six is a Magical Number
I had an epiphany today. It occurred to me what a useful number 96 is for knitting hats. Some of you may already realize this and be saying to yourselves, "Yea, big deal, that's obvious". But it took me until this morning. You see, 96 divides evenly into so many numbers; 2,3,4,6,8,12,16,24,32&48. Imagine the possibilities for stitch patterns, fair isle & lace. Best of all it works out nicely for knitting hats at a worsted gauge. This hat fits my 7 year old nephew, and my 40 something year old sister. If there was a perfect knitting number this would be it. Ninety six would work out pretty well for the front or back of a sweater in my size too. So many ideas swirling around. Another Dulaan hat has already been cast on.
Pattern: Cast on 96 stitches on a size 7 needle, and start having fun with scraps of yarn. Easy.
Yarn: Main color Cascade 220, others scraps from the stash.
Needles: US size 7
Model: Adorable 7 year old nephew
Gotta go. DH is calling me to go out to dinner. No leftover turkey for me tonight.