I’ve never really been happy with how the Mr. Nelson pattern turned out. I chose a yarn I truly love — Shelter, by Brooklyn Tweed. And though the yarn is gorgeous in person, my photography wasn’t able to capture the dark brown with complementary tweedy flecks as well as I would want. But what’s worse, the real Mr. Nelson does not care for the crunchy and earthy 100% wool. Yes, it’s scratchy. The hat and scarf sit in the winter knits box waiting, but are not being worn. Who knew Mr. Nelson has such sensitive skin? Just goes to show you that after 20 years of knowing the man, there are still things to learn.
I’ve tried again. Same easy design, new fibers. Berroco Inca Tweed made of 50% Highland Wool, 30% Super Fine Alpaca, 14% Acrylic, 6% Rayon. Much, much softer. Colors shown are Tierra and Playa. Though Revelry lists this yarn as bulky, it really knits as a heavy worsted.
Photos taken when the temp was -11F. Can you tell?
Mr. Nelson Hat and Scarf
Suggested Yarn: Worsted
Yardage: 300–840 yards/274–768 m
Shown in Green/Tan: Berroco Inca Tweed [50% Highland Wool, 30% Super Fine Alpaca, 14% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; 153 yards/140 m per 100 g skein] 8958 Tierra & 8901 Playa.
Gauge(s): Hat—15 sts/24 rows = 4″/10 cm; Scarf—16 sts/32 rows = 4″/10 cm
Needle sizes: US 5/3.75 mm, US 6/4.0 mm, US 7/4.5 mm
One size will fit most everyone