The latest design from Alexandra Tinsley, Petoncle, is everything I have come to expect from Alex. Straightforward and clear layout, with a pattern that is deceptively simple. The pattern itself uses more colors than I did, but what I immediately loved about this pattern was its potential to use worsted leftovers. For my version I used three colors. The grey is Dragonfly Fibers Selkie, leftover from Shipwreck Cove; the white is Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool; and the purple is the end of my Yarn Love Anne Shirley that I used for a hat last year.
I volunteered to knit the size large because I know that I have a larger circumference head, but I probably could have done with the small no problem. The reality of a size large that I did not consider is the fact that it is longer than the beanie style, which actually makes it even more fun. Actually, I must admit that I have taken to sleeping in this hat. It is just so comfortable! And it is sometimes cold here but I refuse to turn up the heat.
Alright. So there you have it. A wonderfully customizable hat from the lovely Ms Tinsley. If you have never tried color work before, this may be the pattern for you.
In the meantime, check out the other wonderful finished objects over at Tami's Amis.