Checking the Knit, Knitting the Check

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Gingham Envelope hat

by jenny

I loved this Gingham Envelope hat from Diane Serviss’ Knitted Beanies and Slouchy Hats.  I wanted to knit it in the same brown and crisp white colors that I saw in the book, as I really love the contrast.

Gingham, according to Wikipedia, has been around since the 17th Century, and was mass produced  in England starting in the 18th Century. The checked pattern we call gingham is called Vichy in France.

I used Vanna’s Choice 100% acrylic in Chocolate and  another acrylic white yarn. and my cuticles were torn up for the whole project. I’ll be glad to get back to something oily, like wool, to knit with next time. I would also love to see it in red and white, orange and blue, red and green, blue and white.

This pattern book has been one of my all-time favorites.

4 thoughts on “Checking the Knit, Knitting the Check”

    1. It’s not extremely complicated–stranded colorwork with only 2 colors is not bad, and you get used to the pattern quickly. I’ve been able to conquer all of the patterns I’ve tried in this book so far. Diane Serviss makes the directions straightforward and easy to follow…and I tend to get confused and misread directions pretty often, LOL! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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