I was going to show this as my WIP Wednesday post, but I was so excited about knitting this hat that it’s done!
If you’ve been watching my Etsy shops or social media accounts, you’ll know I’ve been moderately obsessed with pairing neons and neutrals. I seriously can’t get enough of this combo.
This hat is a great intro to colorworking. You only knit with two colors on a row at a time for the interlocking stripe pieces, so it’s a wonderful baby step into the more complicated process of fair isle knitting. Plus, everyone loves hats. They make great gifts for men and women and you can knit this baby up in a single day for last minute gift giving.
Guys, it’s August already. We’ve got to start Christmas knitting!
If you love the neutral and neon combo as much as I do, don’t miss these other items.
These puppies have a lot going for them. Knitters will recognize the amount of work that goes into these as vertical intarsia sections have to be knit flat and seamed afterwards – way more work than knitting in the round. The cablework and simple lines gives these gloves a timeless quality while the bright shock of happy neon pink surprises. The grey balances the gloves and assures that you can wear them for three seasons and pair them with a variety of outfits.
This was the first color pairing that I had been waiting to do. A clean, light grey and a blaring dash of bright yellow brighten up any room without being overwhelming. This paper garland uses simple circles to create a soothing repeat that lets these colors shine.
Didn’t think I was done, did you? These mod squares are something I’ve been wanting to play with for a long time. I love the slightly skewed repeat of this basic shape that feels structured but playful. The same grey from the last garland intermingles with both a bright orange and bright green. You don’t have to have shag carpets to pair with this paper garland, but I would definitely recommend it!