I’m going to be embarking on a massing colorwork project soon, so I figured a little warm-up was needed. I chose the Bismark pattern and some Road to China Light yarn from The Fiber Company from my stash that my parents had bought me last year and was off! I was undecided about the pompom because the top of the hat came together in a lovely way, but in the end went for the pompom. Why not? Additional project details on my ravelry page.
I haven’t blocked this yet, but I did notice that I need to work on when I wrap my carried yarn into the working yarn on sections where it won’t be used–you can see a pucker in the middle of almost every solid block of color from where I twisted the two yarns around each other. I’m okay with it on this hat but I know I’ll want the sweater this is a warm-up for to be perfect!
A peek at the lovely top both before and after the pompom.