There was never really a point at which I was like, “oh, here we are at the boring part.” It was very engaging and meditative! – Liisa, Test Knitter
I am thrilled to announce the release of a new rhyFlower design, Romilly, a cable and bobbled filled hat pattern.
January 2019 is when I finally reached out for professional help to deal with my PTSD, anxiety, and depression head-on after a bit of a mental breakdown. I’d be lying if I said it was an easy decision to make, but it was an essential one. It has been a journey of personal growth, understanding, and compassion (because I did have to learn how to be kinder to myself). It has positively impacted my day to day relationships with everyone I meet.
In celebration of what I’ve accomplished with my mental health this year, I wanted to represent this year in a project. I’ve had bumps in the road, slight unraveling, and how my brain is reprocessing my past through EMDR therapy – all presented through this engaging hat pattern, Romilly.
Worked in the round, Romilly contains written directions and charts. Romilly is written to be worked on circular needles. When the crown becomes too small to continue, you’ll switch to the magic loop method. However, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles throughout instead.
Techniques used in Romilly
- 1/1 RC
- 2/1 LC
- 2/1 LPC
- 2/1 RC
- 2/1 RPC
- 2/2 LC
- 2/2 LPC
- 2/2 RC
- 2/2 RPC
- 3/2/3 LPC
- Dropped Stitch
Arctic Crafts – Fine Merino DK – 100% Falkland Merino – 263 yds (240 m)/ 3.5 oz (100 g) – Colorway: Fireweed
Yarn Substitutes – Any DK weight yarn that allows you to obtain a gauge of 18 stitches by 28 rounds in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Overly fuzzy yarns will not be terribly friendly for this project, with a dropped stitch cable, having a smoother yarn will lend well to getting the stitch back down to its base.
Where to buy Romilly
Frequently asked questions
Help! My cables don’t look the same as yours. What am I doing wrong?
- The cable where we will be dropping the stitch in round 61 will not look the same as the sample until you drop those stitches. The cable becomes more bar-like once the slack of that dropped stitch attributes to it.
Romilly Tester Projects
Check out the rhyFlower Test Team’s projects! Click on the image to be taken to their project page on Ravelry.