Thursday, September 29, 2005

I can't say who this hat is for beause they might read the blog! :o) Ths is done with Lamb's Pride worsted in winter blue and white using a Green Mountain Spinnery pattern I bought more than ten yaers ago for $2. This is the second hat I made from the pattern and I have a third on the needles now, so I've gotten my money's worth out of it. The nice thing about this pattern is that it has a knit facing the width of that patterned part, which you knit first, then knit a purl row to help it 'bend' and then you knit the pattern and when you get to the end of the pattern, you pick up every other stitch of the cast on and knit it together with your stitches that are on the needle, essentially 'sewing' it up. This has two functions. For the knitter it covers up the stranding, which also helps the wearer of the garment because nothing gets stuck on the strands pulling it on and off. The second function it serves is creating a really warm band to go around the head at the level of the ears. It fits snuggly as it is intended for use, not just being pretty. It is satisfying to have a small project because you have finished objects sooner! :o) Posted by Picasa

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