alpaca hood

Had a very, very cold past cou­ple of days. Tem­per­a­ture went down to the
‑20°c range, ‑30°c with wind chill. Brrrr.  Ear­li­er last week I was debat­ing whether I should make the Lyra hood. I looked through my stash of yarn and found some colours that would work well togeth­er, so I decid­ed to give the project a try, even though I don’t knit very often and when I do, I’m extreme­ly slow.

So these are the kinds of yarn I used. The alpaca was a Christ­mas present :D and then there’s a ball of off-white rov­ing from one of the box­es of yarn that some­one has giv­en to me, and then a cone of fuzzy mys­tery yarn, also from the same boxes.

I used these 10mm nee­dles that remind­ed me of eno­ki mushrooms.

I used small­er nee­dles than the pat­tern called for so I could­n’t exact­ly fol­low it, but it worked out alright :D It was also the first time I tried to do a “3‑needle bind-off”. I made it so it left a raised line of stitch­es at the back of the hood, which I liked very much.

I was wear­ing it while trav­el­ling over the week­end and was so thank­ful for the warmth that the alpaca wool brings.

Have a hap­py Monday!