I have a friend recovering from a course of radiation to her brain, the result of metastasized sarcoma.
Each day, she wakes with a song playing in her beautiful head and I figured she deserved something special to cover her singing, soulful brain while she recovers from the effects of the radiation.
What could be more perfect than a crown of recycled sari silk from Himalaya Yarns?
This may be the most visually stimulating yarn I’ve ever worked with, but it’s not the easiest. It’s rather weighty and unyielding, and it ranges in thickness from bulky to thread-like thinness that I’m always certain is about to fall apart on me mid-stitch. Surprisingly, it never has, but it’s always a bit of a challenge to find the right combination of garment and stitch to show this yarn to it’s best advantage.
For this cap I worked in the round on size 10.5 needles in a very loose “mistake rib” pattern and I’m terribly pleased with the results. The extra loose stitch allows this yarn to “bloom” in a way that tighter gauges do not, resulting in a full spectrum of color showing through.
Want to make one yourself? Let me know and I’ll be happy to send you my pattern notes. If there are enough requests, I’ll post the pattern here.