I finished up the Evelyn A. Clark baby bonnet over the weekend. Once I got it blocked and dry I decided I did like it enough to consider gifting it, but it is far from my favorite.
Pattern: Tiny Treasures; Baby Bonnet and Booties (sans booties obviously)
an absolutely PERFECT pattern
Yarn: Fortissima Piccolino by Schoeller +Stahl
50% Merino Superwash Wool - 25% Nylon - 25% Rayon (Bamboo) • 109 yards per 25 gram ball • color 07
Needles: Size 2 Clover bamboo straights (love 'em)
All reservations about this FO are due entirely to the yarn. This yarn comes in a small, 25 gram ball and normally retails at the yarn shop where I got it for $6.00. Luckily I visited on a sale day and got it 25% off. I found the yarn very splitty and it lost all body when I soaked it to block. I let it dry a good bit and then tossed it into the dryer. That seemed to help and I was a bit more pleased when I retrieved it. This may be a characteristic of superwash yarns. Certainly ease of care is desireable in baby knits, but I will not be knitting with this again.
But I will, most definitely, make this pattern again. This pattern was the only reason I kept making stitch after stitch with this yarn. Besides having a sweet little lacy edge to start off with, it has short-row shaping at the back of the head which is just plain FUN to knit. It finishes up with an attached i-cord ties.
The pattern is in the Vogue On-The-Go! series book, Baby Knits Two. There is really little else in that book that appeals to me. As usual, I bought it only because it contained an EAC pattern.
In case you haven't noticed, I love EAC.