Christmas knitting is well underway! Today I started knitting a hat for my sister-in-law. I chose Malabrigo Rios in the “Candombe” colorway, which is a mix of blue, green, yellow, purple, and brown. I’m not a huge fan of variegated yarn, but this colorway piqued my interest, and I was told the recipient likes multicolored stuff.
The yarn is super soft, and it’s superwash, which is fantastic! I feel bad giving non-knitters things with special laundering instructions. I don’t like saddling unsuspecting people with an object that requires too much work to keep clean. Knitters, however, are fair game. 🙂
A bit of pooling has appeared on the brim, which I loath. I hate pooling. That’s part of the reason I dislike variegated yarns. I hope that the body of the hat breaks up the colors a bit more.