A few weeks back, I knitted two caps of Novita Puro for kids.
Needed a quick and easy project for last Thursday – I had an afternoon of lectures to attend to. Decided to make yet another cap of Novita Puro, this time the yarn colourway was “Iltanuotio”.
There were some nice colours in that yarn, but most of the cap turned out to be dark grey. Fortunately the target group didn’t mind.
Yarn Novita Puro “Iltanuotio”, needle size 5 mm. Knitted with magic loop. Quick and easy project.
No, I haven’t done any finishing off. Instead I’ve knitted two new items – and finished them!
I bought my kids some Novita Puro: three skeins of colorway Ruska and another three of colorway Revontuli. Kids are knitting themselves scarves with garter stitch.
I thought I’d make them simple caps. To keep myself interested, I decided to try magic loop for the first time.
I was somewhat disappointed to realize, that there is no magic in magic loop. It’s just simple knitting and making a turn at the end of the stitches. I really thought one needed to do something very difficult to manage magic loop. Well, better this way.
I knitted a cap in a night: first few rows 2k 2p and the rest just stocking. Consulted Brooklyn Tweeds pattern Turn a square to make the decreases, and there it was.
The only way to make sure these caps didn’t end up in 95% basket, I promised kids they could have the caps for school on Monday. So the night before I weaved in the ends. No time for other finishing off stuff, so they just wear them the way they are.
I loved knitting Novita Puro. It’s 100% wool, soft and easy to knit, and 5 mm needles worked just fine for me. Since I’m no fan of all-the-colours-in-the-rainbow-put-together, I will never have any use for this yarn myself. Lucky that my kids are not as picky with colors. But should they ever make a similar yarn with fewer colors, I might just as well be interested.