My first Ugh!
The Inga Hat by Sheila Macdonald
The Yarn: Main Color Ella Rae Classic in White 01
Contrast Color 1 Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool in Maple 911
Contrast Color 2 Cascade 220 in Teal 9420
Needle size: 3 and 5
I did have a little trouble managing the 3 colors. It is much easier when you only have to worry about 2 colors.
It was fun to watch the braided edge come together. However, there is a lot of twisting of the yarn. Don't worry though. the first half of the braid twists in one direction and the second half twist in the opposite direction. So if you just let it keep twisting it'll eventually work itself out.
If you're having trouble understanding the pattern instructions for the knitted braid here's a good link to help you out: Siskyou Knits
·The color combination. I really like the teal and maple combo, I think it looks really delicious and they really pop against the white background.
·The diamond design, I like the intricate look.
·The braided edge. Cool technique and I like how it turned out.
The ONE thing I HATE about how Inga is her size. She's ridiculously tall!
I plan to go back and fix her. Eliminating half a a diamond should bring it down to the right height, but for now I'm shelving Inga. In the back of my closet. So I don't have to look at her. Because I'm frustrated.