If you haven’t seen Stephen West’s latest KAL collection, Westy’s Besties, you should probably drop what you’re doing and go take a peek. I’ll wait.
Gorgeous, right? Well, it would kind of have to be when its a collaboration of Stephen West designs, Brooklyn Tweed Yarns, Cirilia Rose styling and Jared Flood photography all set to the amazing backdrop that is Iceland.
The pattern I fell in love with the most is the Hofsós Hat, which has really interesting construction and amazing textures. It is knit using three different colors of yarn, with two strands of alternating colors held together throughout. While I didn’t have any LOFT on hand, I did have three shades of Palette in my stash that are similar to the ones used in the pattern, so I went ahead and cast on using those.
The pattern was so addictive because each time I finished a section I couldn’t wait to start the next one and would just keep on going. It even rekindled my love for seed stitch, which is a stitch pattern I love for its look, but hate for its tediousness while knitting. Using two shades of yarn just amplified the textural aspect that I love so much that my mind is now whirling, wondering how I can put this to use in other ways.
As soon as I cast off Joey tried it on and then I tried it on. And even though I made it for Joey, I told him we’d just have to share this one.