The pattern is Melissa LaBarre’s November Leaves, which calls for Shelter, so I knew this substitution would work well (both yarns are spun at the same mill in New Hampshire). I got a different gauge (her pattern calls for 5 st/in and I got 4 st/in), so I had to modify the numbers – but my mods worked perfectly. I made the “beret” version, but it’s worn as a slouchy hat……or kind of a do rag, to keep one’s hair under control on a windy day! With apologies to Scott Joplin, I’m calling this one the Maple Leaf Do Rag.
In other knitting news, I was the very lucky recipient of a pair of Steven’s Woodland Winter Mittens – the October version. Look how pretty!