There’s a website out there called Uncommon Goods that sells a lot of cool, funky stuff. I love it. Unfortunately, a lot of the stuff is also kind of pricey, so I lust after items but never buy.
The other day, they added this little beauty:
But, well, they’re $65. Plus shipping. I looked at these for a long time and thought about buying one, and just couldn’t justify it. Not that it’s overpriced – the scarves are handmade, and wool – but I already have a TON of scarves. (Including a beautiful replica made by the sitemaster of DoctorWhoScarf.com)
I’ve been knitting like a mad fiend lately – 10 hats in a month – and whenever I see a cool knitted item I try to assess whether or not I could make it for myself. Most of the time, the answer is no. I am a shitty knitter. However, in this particular instance, yes! I could knit this for myself!
A loop is actually very simple to make if you know how to knit in the round. It’s essentially the first part of a hat that you bind off without tapering.
I grabbed a skein of acrylic yarn in a nice maroon color that I got super cheap at the local craft store and got going.
I’m a few links in and making good progress. When I’m done, I may give the finished product to my sister to list on her Etsy store, or I may keep it. Not sure yet.
One thing is certain: mine will not look as good as the ones in that picture up there.