Zeebee Quick

Finally! Here’s some knitting content. : )

I had some free time earlier this week and wanted to work on something quick and satisfying. A quick poke in my stash brought forth a skein of Colinette Point 5 that Blog-free Nicole (thank you!) sent me two summers ago (after the One Skein Secret Pal swap).

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It’s great yarn, very colorful with a thick-thin texture. The challenge was finding something that would not only complement the yarn but also require just one skein. Fortunately I remembered that I’ve had Zeebee at the top of my Ravelry queue for ages.

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Perfect! After a quick swatch, I decided to use a US 10 needle which gave me a nice, firm fabric that compensated quite well for any thin spots. I also incorporated a chain selvedge on the brim edge for a neater finish.

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I’m very pleased with how the colors blended and striped on this hat. The effect is rather painterly.

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Sadly, I ran out of yarn one row before finishing. Happily, I had a leftover skein of Berroco Duo that, while not thick-thin, had nearly identical gauge and coloring. Can you see where the yarn change occurred in any of the pictures above? I can’t!


Pattern: “Zeebee” by Schmeebot Size: About 20? circumference Yarn: Colinette Point 5 – 90 Venezia – 1 skein, and a few yards of Berroco Duo, 3263 Navy Needles: Takumi Clover US 10 (6 mm) circular Started: March 31, 2008 Completed: April 1, 2008 Token Progress: 1 of 10 (I never blogged about Projects 9 and 10, a washcloth and a baby bib.) One ‘Miscellaneous Token’ available.

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9 Responses to “Zeebee Quick”

  1. Chris Says:
    April 2nd, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I can’t, either! That is a gorgeous, gorgeous hat. I absolutely love it!

  2. lisa Says:
    April 2nd, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    It looks great! Can’t see at ALL where the duo is. (can’t get my name in the comment field here….). Ah, tried it, got rejected, and now I can, go figure!

  3. bellamoden Says:
    April 2nd, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Wow! I seriously love it… and I can’t tell either.

  4. Opal Says:
    April 2nd, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    What a perfect match between the yarns! And what an adorable hat!

  5. Nicole Says:
    April 3rd, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Totally can’t tell! Great colours.

  6. Rina Says:
    April 3rd, 2008 at 10:01 am

    I can’t see the changes either. Very cool hat you have there.

  7. Jeanne Says:
    April 3rd, 2008 at 10:45 am

    What a wonderful hat! I agree with everyone else….I can’t see the different yarn. It was meant to be.

  8. mrspao Says:
    April 3rd, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Lovely hat!

  9. knittymama Says:
    April 4th, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Very cute! I’ve got a skein of that around somewhere, I should use it up.

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