Obstreperous

There’s something to be said for knowing what the rules are.  Not necessarily so that you can  follow them.  More so that you can know exactly when and how you’re breaking them and plan accordingly.  This is Obstreperous, and it’s not terribly interested in following the rules.

There are kind of a lot of unspoken rules when it comes to colorwork.  Use one yarn at a time. Use yarns of the same weight. Carry each color all the way around the whole piece. Keep your floats short.  I’m not doing any of that here.

Here you’ll pair your very favorite fluffy laceweight yarn with another yarn that grabs your attention (fingering, sport, dk, worsted, whatever calls your name).  Sometimes you’ll knit with them both, sometimes you’ll just use one.  You’ll make scandalously long floats (that you will later cut short in an act of unspeakably satisfying knitterly defiance).

You’ll be breaking rules left and right, but in the end, you’ll have a hat that looks tidy and perfect and orderly (and is all the more delightful because you know you someone out there would be scandalized by how you put it together).

If you’re feeling a bit like breaking (or at least bending) some rules, you can grab the pattern for 10% off with the code WILFUL for the first few days its out.

That last picture there shows the matching mitts that will be out shortly.  Just in case you feel like planning ahead!