The Vital Statistics
Pattern: Color-work chullo by Donna Druchunas from Kitty Knits: projects for cats and their people.
Yarn: Quite a collection! Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers in 9452 'summer sky heather' (100 per cent wool); Cascade Yarns 220 wool in 9404 'ruby' (100 per cent wool); Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in cream (100 per cent wool); Rowan Lima in 893 'Argentina' (84 per cent alpaca, 8 per cent merino, 8 per cent nylon ); Rowan Pure Wool 4ply in 'gerbera' (100 per cent wool).
Needles: 3.75mm needles and a crochet hook, maybe 3mm?
Start to finish: 21 March to 22 April 2012.
Recycle/stash content: Yes!! All from stash actually.
Comments: I held the Rowan Pure Wool 4ply doubled and it was a good match for the worsted weight yarns. I could not for the life of me manage the cats using the stranded knitting technique so I ended up doing them in duplicate stitch instead - worked well. I also did a three-stitch wide i-cord instead of a crochet chain for the cords.
Verdict: Fun to knit and a successful end product. This is the third in my suite of hats for our lovely neighbours. Their ten-year old daughter wanted a chullo so we trawled ravelry for a suitable pattern. She loves animals and chose this version. Also my first tassel - fun to make.