At my LYS the lovely owner, Cynthia, recently knit herself a Betwixt out of Mirasol Sulka, a yarn I had never tried before. It was gorgeous and had enough silk to give it a bit of sheen. And it was warm when I tried it on. Just what you want in a winter hat.The yarn I originally used for Betwixt is now discontinued, but Sulka seems like a wonderful alternate. This shade is called Steel Blue. Up close it has a lovely bit of variation in color in the single ply strand. I like to think this is probably the color of Rearden metal Ayn Rand was describing in Atlas Shrugged.
It did split a bit when I was knitting it, so it kept me on my toes, but it is lovely.I’m leaving the buttons off of this one, partly due to laziness, and partly because I don’t have anything on hand that I’m dying to use. It hugs the head in the most delicious way. Sulka has a bit more body than the original SMC Tweed used for the original design. It’s a comforting head snuggle I know I’m going to enjoy for many winter days to come.