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dustinac
03-01-2009, 12:00 PM
This month we thought it would be fun to work on some fair isle or stranded projects. I know many out there have mentioned how they would like to try it but not sure how.

This KAL is open to beginners and advanced in this technique. I would pick something you are comfy with, like if you have knit plenty of hats then try a fair isle/stranded hat...or if you are very comfy with socks then give them a try.

The most important thing with working fair isle/stranded is your tension if you have it to tight then the item will draw in and be snug. It's best to keep your tension loose even if it doesn't look right when you are knitting it you will see an inch or so later that it does work out :thumbsup:

There are many different way to carry your yarns and differen't holders out there. I have found the easiest way is to carry the yarns in both hands. I carry my MC in my left and the CC in my right. Find which way you are comfy with, there is no wrong way.

Here (http://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/Twohandedvideo.htm)is a link to a video showing two hands :thumbsup:

I also went on ravelry and searched for fair isle/stranded and then used their gauge to chose difficulty and fit that between 0-5.5, here are some of the patterns that it pulled to give you all some ideas, if you have another pattern you like please use it or search ravelry :thumbsup:
Companion Mitts (http://kathleen-dakotadreams.blogspot.com/2007/12/freebie-friday-stranded-fingerless.html)
Beginner's Fair Isle hat (http://freddyknits.blogspot.com/2005/03/beginners-fair-isle-baby-hat-free.html)
Alpaca Fair Isle Mitts (http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/32/Issue32.php)
Simple Stripes Socks (http://kathleen-dakotadreams.blogspot.com/2008/05/freebie-wednesday-simple-stripes-fair.html)
Fair Isle Hat (http://www.johnnysstew.com/pattern/fihat.html)
Baby Booties (http://www.knotions.com/patterns/magknits/under_one_skein/directions.aspx)
Snowflake Hat (http://kathleen-dakotadreams.blogspot.com/2007/11/freebie-friday-picot-hem-snowflake-hat.html)
Headband (http://knittingincolor.blogspot.com/2008/11/heres-free-pattern-that-you-can-knit-up.html)
Argyle Hat (http://iamaknitnerd.blogspot.com/2007/11/everything-in-one-post.html) (on the side bar of blog pdf file)
Teddy Bear Sweater (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_5172004,00.html)
Simpler Snowflake Hat
(http://newtonsknitting.blogspot.com/2007/09/snowflake-hat-pattern.html) Sea Mineral Mittens (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-mineral-mittens) ravelry download
Fair Isle Bag (http://www.interweaveknits.com/freepatterns/pdf/fall_06/staff_bags.pdf) (pdf file)

If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I hope that many of you will give this a try, I think you will be pleased to find that it's not very hard at all :yay:

MAmaDawn
03-01-2009, 05:10 PM
I'm going to join. I LOVE stranded colorwork! Love the look, love doing it...

I got the Sipalu Bag (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sipalu-bag) kit for Christmas... I started it but didn't have the needles right and had to rip out. So I'm going to start again... (though I doubt I will finish it this month)

I've make the Baby Booties you linked to here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Mamadawn/under-one-skein-cinderella-lace-and-skywatcher-fair-isle-booties)and here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Mamadawn/cinderella-and-skywatcher).

I hold both strands in my right hand and don't use any tool, I keep them separate with my knuckle. And with some practice I have gotten it where I rarely wrap both. For me the tools made it hard to get consistent gauge and feel what I was doing.

:cheering: This will be fun!

dustinac
03-01-2009, 10:22 PM
:yay: Thank you for joining me in the KAL, That's a very pretty bag! I can't wait to see yours. Mom, a friend, and me got the Chullo Hat (http://www.knitpicks.com/Andean+Chullo+Hat+Kit_AD40072.html) but I want to change it to mittens. After I suggested that they liked a mitten idea better too so they are waiting for me to start on it. :teehee:

Lieuvena
03-01-2009, 10:33 PM
I'd love to join this KAL! I've never done Fair Isle and I've been wanting to give it a try. I did knit the double knit heart hot pad from here before, is Fair Isle similar?

I'm going to look through my (very small) stash and look through patterns on Ravelry and see if I can come up with something. I'll post back when I do!

Jan in CA
03-02-2009, 01:27 AM
I have done many little fair isle things, but I will join when when my scarf is done. Hmmm..what to make, what to make... :think:

MAmaDawn
03-02-2009, 09:14 AM
I'd love to join this KAL! I've never done Fair Isle and I've been wanting to give it a try. I did knit the double knit heart hot pad from here before, is Fair Isle similar?

I'm going to look through my (very small) stash and look through patterns on Ravelry and see if I can come up with something. I'll post back when I do!

The way you hold the yarn is very similar and the fact that you have read the chart will help you too.

I FINALLY got the cast on done, it took most the day (well most of the day that I could knit, the kids seem to think I should stop knitting to fix them something to eat :teehee: ), I just couldn't get the provisional cast on. I've done the crochet one, but I wanted it to be easy later and be on a cable needle already. And I finally got it!

I've just started the color work part, so far it's easy, just doing the side panel.

dustinac
03-02-2009, 09:19 AM
Lieuvena and Jan welcome to the KAL! :happydance:

I have to finish up some mittens and then I'll be ready to CO to these...I do have a hat going that I take on knit night. It's another Bea Ellis kit (http://www.beaellisknitwear.com/kits.html) :happydance:

Karina
03-02-2009, 01:02 PM
Mamadawn - I love that bag. Really wish knitpick would relax their rules on selling internationally.

Dustina - might have to dig out the yarn that I bought for the fair isle workshop.

Lieuvena
03-02-2009, 06:03 PM
I picked a pattern and will hopefully cast on later today. Earflap hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alpaca-earflaps).

It may end up a little too ambitious for me, but if so I have a back up pattern.

I do have a question about it though. The directions for the earflaps say to cast on 3 and increase until you get to 19. Then to join in next color and work chart. It doesn't say how many times to work it, but I can tell it's 3, but it only shows 6 stitches which leaves me with an extra stitch. Any ideas what I'm supposed to do here? Here's a link to the PDF (http://web.archive.org/web/20040703194107/www.ozyarn.com/alflaps_A4.pdf) pattern if it would help.

Thanks! :p

Arielluria
03-02-2009, 06:32 PM
I want to encourage even the beginners to join in. I did a fair isle dog sweater for the Feb. 2007 KA (I had just joined KH) and I attribute the confidence I got from the help of the KH videos on that to my leaping ahead in knitting!
I'm wanting to join this KA not sure what to make yet, can't wait to see what others decide.
Here's that sweater, BTW if anyone's interested (Rav link). I don't want to post the picture here because it might be confusing to readers. It's Ripley's Fair Isle Dog Sweater (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Arielluria/basic-dog-sweater).

MAmaDawn
03-02-2009, 07:11 PM
I already had to frog.... :frog: I dropped a stitch and it was the 2nd row and with the provisional cast on I didn't know how to fix it and it looked a mess...

So I cast back on, this time on scrap yarn instead of a spare needle. The needle seem to be getting in the way. I'm on the 3rd row now and finding purling to be harder than knitting with stranded color work. But I'm trying different hand holds. All the stranded color work I've done has been in the round, on sock, mittens, and hats.

I also have hat (http://www.royalyarns.com/knitting-patterns/classic-elite-pdle-knitting-patterns/CE-BKPDJPR-D16.html)pattern that I really want to make. I won't use the yarn they call for, I'll use yarn from my stash. But I saw that hat in a LYS a while back and had to get it!

Jan in CA
03-02-2009, 07:51 PM
Dog sweater! :doh: I completely forgot I'd already started one and want to finish it! I'm in!

dustinac
03-02-2009, 08:58 PM
I picked a pattern and will hopefully cast on later today. Earflap hat (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alpaca-earflaps).

It may end up a little too ambitious for me, but if so I have a back up pattern.

I do have a question about it though. The directions for the earflaps say to cast on 3 and increase until you get to 19. Then to join in next color and work chart. It doesn't say how many times to work it, but I can tell it's 3, but it only shows 6 stitches which leaves me with an extra stitch. Any ideas what I'm supposed to do here? Here's a link to the PDF (http://web.archive.org/web/20040703194107/www.ozyarn.com/alflaps_A4.pdf) pattern if it would help.

Thanks! :p

:think: I would prolly either keep the 1rst st or last st in MC and work the chart over the other 18sts. I looked on Ravelry but didn't see it in anyone's comments on what they did with the 19th st. :thumbsup:

dustinac
03-02-2009, 09:01 PM
Karina~ I'm so glad you are joining us! I know I still have that yarn ready for the workshop too :teehee:

MamaDawn~I find that purling is harder for me too and takes longer for me to do. I really like that hat! :thumbsup:

Arielluria~Thank you, I hope beginners will give it a try :yay:

Jan~I can't wait to see your dog sweater :happydance:

Lieuvena
03-02-2009, 09:12 PM
Can anyone answer my question in post 9? Not trying to be a pain, I'm just afraid it may not have been seen, and I can't cast on until I know what to do. Thanks for the help! :)

dustinac
03-02-2009, 11:52 PM
Can anyone answer my question in post 9? Not trying to be a pain, I'm just afraid it may not have been seen, and I can't cast on until I know what to do. Thanks for the help! :)

See my post 13 :thumbsup:

Lieuvena
03-03-2009, 12:51 PM
See my post 13 :thumbsup:

Thanks! :oops: Don't know how I missed it. And here I was afraid mine was missed! I guess next time I read I'll open my eyes!:blush:

I'm having a horrible time with the earflaps anyway. What you suggested is what I ended up doing, but I can't figure out how to work this flat. It says to do it on DPNs so I assume I'm supposed to move it to the other side to avoid purling. The problem is that it creates this huge float that just looks awful and causes me a lot of problems. Am I doing that right? I may just end up moving to my back up hat Flora, (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flora-12) which I may like better

dustinac
03-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Thanks! :oops: Don't know how I missed it. And here I was afraid mine was missed! I guess next time I read I'll open my eyes!:blush:

I'm having a horrible time with the earflaps anyway. What you suggested is what I ended up doing, but I can't figure out how to work this flat. It says to do it on DPNs so I assume I'm supposed to move it to the other side to avoid purling. The problem is that it creates this huge float that just looks awful and causes me a lot of problems. Am I doing that right? I may just end up moving to my back up hat Flora, (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flora-12) which I may like better

:teehee: that's ok! Don't worry about it :hug:

I'm thinking you work the ear flap flat...like row 1 (read rt to left) would be your knit row but then you would work across row 2 (lft to right) with purl sts. I don't think you join in the round till you join the hat body to the ear flaps. I like flora to that is a very cute hat :thumbsup:

Lieuvena
03-03-2009, 05:44 PM
Thanks dustinac :muah: . I tried knitting row 1, then purling row 1, etc! I also tried knitting row 1 then moving it to the other end to knit row 2! What you said seems pretty obvious! As soon as the kids will let me I'm going to give it another go the way you suggested.

Is it pretty obvious I've never done this before!!:shrug:

dustinac
03-04-2009, 09:45 AM
:hug: Your welcome, we are here to help if you have any questions just ask and soon you will have your very first colorwork hat :yay:



I was Casting on for my hat last night and started the first round and then my needle broke :wall:...so now I'm debating starting the hat again or moving on to mittens till KP can send me a new needle :teehee:

Lieuvena
03-05-2009, 07:15 PM
:happydance: I finally got the earflaps done for my hat. I had a lot of trouble with the tension, and frogged them many times! I'm finally happy with them. They're far from perfect, but I hope they will improve after blocking.

I have the first chart done also and am moving on to the big chart. I'm a little worried because in some space there is a 7 stitch space between colors and I'm worried about the floats. Hopefully it will all go well.

Dustinac, thanks for the help with the earflaps. You were exactly right about what I needed to do.

dustinac
03-05-2009, 07:39 PM
:yay:That's awesome, I knew you could to it!!

The best way to do floats is to weave them in (catch the yarn), I like to do every 3rd st but I know some will go to the 4th st. Check out Amy's Stranded video (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques)

Also the link I posted in the first post about knitting with both hands she also shows you how to weave in the st :thumbsup:

If you leave long floats I find it can throw your tension off and show puckering...but also things can get caught in the floats for like gloves or mittens...

MAmaDawn
03-09-2009, 06:13 PM
So I finally got a knitting thimble, 2 actually to try them both and see what I liked the best. The Norwegian knitting thimble is working out well now. It took some getting used to, but now it's going well. I have to move it on my finger a little bit going from knit side to purl side, but it's working. Purling with one in each hand just wasn't working, at all.

So I now have 4 rows of the section of color work done. Over 200 stitches makes it kinda slow going, but it's going. And I do love doing it.

I'm also finishing My little Munchkin's mittens. I'm using a basic mitten pattern and doing color work as I go. She likes mix matched stuff so having the patterns different is ok and that makes it easier for me.

I'll post when I get the mitten done, I think it will be this week. (I've had the other one done for a while now).

MAmaDawn
03-09-2009, 06:17 PM
:happydance: I finally got the earflaps done for my hat. I had a lot of trouble with the tension, and frogged them many times! I'm finally happy with them. They're far from perfect, but I hope they will improve after blocking.

I have the first chart done also and am moving on to the big chart. I'm a little worried because in some space there is a 7 stitch space between colors and I'm worried about the floats. Hopefully it will all go well.

Dustinac, thanks for the help with the earflaps. You were exactly right about what I needed to do.

Good Job! How do you like it? And color work does usually improve a LOT with blocking.

Lieuvena
03-09-2009, 10:08 PM
I finished the hat tonight. It is blocking now and I will post a pic when it is done.

It is sooo small though! It was supposed to be for an adult and it fits my 3 yo! I did a gauge swatch and got gauge, but once knitted, not so much. Oh well.

I really enjoyed doing the color work, it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot from it. There are some definate mistakes, but I don't think most of them will be obvious.

I will post more about it along with the picture.

dustinac
03-10-2009, 08:05 AM
:yay: I can't wait to see the pictures! I know my first sock that I made it wouldn't fit me at all. Once you get the tension of working with other yarns it will be easier to get a good fit.

It has been so crazy here lately that I haven't had time to even cast on to the mittens :wall:

MamaDawn~I can't wait to see them! I'm glad the thimble is working out well for you :happydance:

Lieuvena
03-10-2009, 09:46 PM
:woohoo: So here is my hat:
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What I liked about it:
1. It was fun to do.
2. The color work kept things interesting, so it seemed to knit up very quick.

The pattern was pretty clear and easy to follow (except one thing which I'll explain next). I liked the over all process of learning something new.

Things I don't like about it:
1. The first chart wasn't correct. There was an extra stitch unaccounted for that I ended up just knitting in the MC.
2. The bottom edge! Uugh. I wondered if it would have been nicer with some sort of ribbing. The pattern calls for a crochet edge, but that looked awful. I also tried picking up stitches and knitting a garter edge. Still looked horrible. It just seems to long or something.
3. The earflaps are ridiculously placed! They are too far back. Out of all the notes I read on Ravelry, only one person mentioned wanting to move them up, so I figured they'd be better as per the pattern. Wrong! I should have moved them up, as I don't know who's ears these are going to cover!:roflhard:

All in all it was a fun project and helped me conquer my fear of stranded knitting/ fair aisle. I'm going to look for another project to try soon.:woot:

It feels great to be able to say I learned something new! Thanks for having this KAL:yay: . I probably wouldn't have tried it yet otherwise.

dustinac
03-11-2009, 08:34 AM
It looks great, you did a wonderful job and I'm so glad you gave it a try! :yay:

MAmaDawn
03-11-2009, 08:35 PM
I opened this thread this morning and then forgot to post in it... boy it's been one of those days.

I finished dd's mittens (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Mamadawn/classic-mittens)...

The hat looks great! I might make it and I'll remember the part about the ribbing and ear flaps thanks for letting us know about that. I'm glad you liked it. It's fun seeing the pattern come out as you knit isn't it?

I'll take and post pics of the side of the bag when I finish it. I think it will be this weekend or early next week.

Lieuvena
03-11-2009, 10:32 PM
The mittens are very cute! I can't wait to see the bag.

dustinac
03-12-2009, 07:41 AM
:yay:very cute mittens!! I can't wait to see the bag

Jan in CA
03-12-2009, 11:09 AM
I think since I want to make some Easter projects I'm going to do some fair isle Easter eggs. Something like this, but I'll do them in the round with yarn I already have.

http://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk/free_knitting_patterns/2008/01/knitted-easter.html

MAmaDawn
03-12-2009, 11:23 AM
I think since I want to make some Easter projects I'm going to do some fair isle Easter eggs. Something like this, but I'll do them in the round with yarn I already have.

http://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk/free_knitting_patterns/2008/01/knitted-easter.html

Those are cute. Are you going to stuff them or use the preformed egg things?

Jan in CA
03-12-2009, 12:01 PM
Those are cute. Are you going to stuff them or use the preformed egg things?

No, I'll use the eggs. I tried stuffing my first ones a few years ago and I didn't like how wonky they looked. Here's a picture of them with the plastic egg inside. I based them on this pattern (http://www.curlypurly.com/eggs.html) with some mods. Click picture for a little larger view.

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/61474685_8TxRT-Th.jpg (http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/61474685_8TxRT-S.jpg)

dustinac
03-14-2009, 10:00 AM
Those are very cute!! I made some of the other ones a few years ago but I can't remember where I stuck them, they didn't get put away with the rest of my Easter items...I'm starting to wonder if I didn't give them to someone :think:

Jan in CA
03-18-2009, 04:24 PM
Okay, one down several to go! Plymouth Encore DK, US 2 DPNs, a plastic egg and my own pattern. Couldn't find one that fit the bill so I winged it. I'll share it if anyone is interested.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3452/3365557213_e462c502a8.jpg

MAmaDawn
03-18-2009, 08:18 PM
Okay, one down several to go! Plymouth Encore DK, US 2 DPNs, a plastic egg and my own pattern. Couldn't find one that fit the bill so I winged it. I'll share it if anyone is interested.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3452/3365557213_e462c502a8.jpg

That is beautiful! I'd love to have the pattern!

Jan in CA
03-18-2009, 08:58 PM
Here you go!

Fair Isle Egg in the round

DK weight yarn and size US2 DPNs

CO 9 and divide between 3 needles.
1. kfb on all stitches (6 on each needle)
2. k
3. k1, inc, knit to last stitch, inc, k1 on each needle (8 on each needle)
4. k
5. Same as row 3 (10 on each needle)

Do rows 2 and 3 one more time and you’ll have 12 stitches on each needle. (You may need less (10 or 11) depending on how you knit so adjust accordingly)

6. Knit even till work measures 2.5 in
7. k1, k2tog, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1 on each needle (10 on each needle)
8. k
9. same as row 7 (8 on each needle)
10. k
11. k and insert plastic egg now
12. same as row 7 (6 on each needle)
13. k
14. k2tog around all needles

15. cut yarn and thread through stitches with a tapestry needle closing hole, then close hole in bottom and weave in ends.

*NOTE - I used a KRL increase on all of them other than the first ones. You want to use one that won't leave a hole.

Toss in some fair isle and stripes. I’ve discovered that it’s easier to mix it up rather than trying to center a pattern.

dustinac
03-18-2009, 09:08 PM
:yay:Very cute!!

I started my mittens yesterday *finally* but had to frog today 'cause I want to try another CO # :teehee:

Jan in CA
03-19-2009, 06:41 PM
Here's what I have so far. This isn't the best yarn for this project. It's kind of fuzzy and a lighter weight might be better. They look okay though I'm not thrilled with the colors I have. I've also discovered that I have a heck of a time keeping the tension loose. :doh:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3444/3369164302_5de22bbb2f_o.jpg

Lieuvena
03-19-2009, 09:54 PM
Very cute! Thanks for the pattern.

MAmaDawn
03-20-2009, 08:34 AM
They look so cute!

dustinac
03-20-2009, 10:22 AM
:thumbsup: They look great!!

dustinac
03-21-2009, 10:20 PM
Ok so today I re-casted on for the mittens that I'm making instead of the Knit Picks Chullo hat :teehee:...I'm sorry the front picture is not a close up, I took it for my blog and then realized I didn't take a close up of it for here :wall:...My PC is acting up so I can only use a little eeepc and then I couldn't figure out how to re-size the pictures on it... so I had to use this PC long enough to get them up...so umm yeah it will be awhile before I try uploading more pictures :teehee:

Anyways the front is just one main alpaca and then the back of the hand is little alpacas...JD says they look more like camels though :rofl:

I'm using Knit Picks yarn that came in the hat kit and size 1 needles...

Lieuvena
03-22-2009, 01:33 PM
Great job! I love the mittens.

MAmaDawn
03-22-2009, 02:33 PM
Those look great!

Jan in CA
03-22-2009, 06:55 PM
Ooo pretty, Dustina!

dustinac
03-22-2009, 10:40 PM
:wall: I messed up the afterthought thumb up...:rofl: so now my finished mitten has no thumb...It's ok though 'cause after i finished it I wasn't digging all the colors, so back to just working red and white and not forgetting the thumb!

I'll try to post a picture of my thumb less mitten tomorrow :teehee:

dustinac
03-24-2009, 09:05 AM
Here it is...I asked in the How to section on adding a thumb...I'm going to have to cut as I have no hole for the thumb and kinda nervous about that with all the strands :rofl:

Top of hand (big alpaca)
Bottom of hand (little alpacas)
No thumb picture

Jan in CA
03-25-2009, 02:35 PM
I'm going to have to cut as I have no hole for the thumb and kinda nervous about that with all the strands :rofl:



:shock: I did that on the sweater sampler and it was freaky the first time, but it did work well. It wasn't stranded though. Those are going to be so cute. Are they for you?

dustinac
03-25-2009, 04:25 PM
Thank you!

:oo: I did it and prolly should have read more on it first then saying oh I know where to cut and start cutting, and was outside...I think I got the ends back to being secure, I had to cut two colors...but now I can say I've cut my knitting :rofl:

I'm not sure, they were going to be for me but I don't know if I like all the colors...but my little girl likes them so she can wear them around the house and diddle. Maybe I'll just make this one and she can have a baking mitt and I'll make mine in 2 colors :rofl:

Jan in CA
03-25-2009, 05:03 PM
:teehee: That's one fancy pot holder/diddler!

For the sweater sampler it was a pocket, but it was only one color fortunately. Glad yours worked out okay!

dustinac
03-25-2009, 05:05 PM
:thumbsup: Thanks!

Here it is done (its kinda growing on me though):teehee:

The palm is taken at a weird angle, I need a tripod (hint to dh for b-day gift)

Lieuvena
03-27-2009, 04:53 PM
They look great! I don't think I'll ever be brave enough to cut any of my knitting. You did a great job though, they look wonderful.

Definately better to let your daughter have them to play with than let them sit around if you don't wear them.

Dangles
04-05-2009, 02:37 AM
very cool! great job!

:thumbsup: Thanks!

Here it is done (its kinda growing on me though):teehee:

The palm is taken at a weird angle, I need a tripod (hint to dh for b-day gift)

dustinac
04-06-2009, 09:20 AM
Thank you...I decided to go ahead with the second mitten...I just have to work the thumb :yay:

SoapDawtahKnitsToo
04-10-2009, 08:07 PM
ooooops! I missed out on this one.

Jan in CA
04-11-2009, 01:45 AM
ooooops! I missed out on this one.

No you didn't. We post them every month, but they go on as long as anyone is interested. :thumbsup:

MAmaDawn
04-11-2009, 09:54 AM
I'd love to keep this one going!

dustinac
04-14-2009, 09:13 AM
I finished the mittens and posted them in the whatcha knittin' forum (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1222777#post1222777). We can keep this going if you guys would like :happydance:

Lieuvena
04-17-2009, 06:54 PM
Hey everyone. I just wanted to post a couple new pics of the hat I did. After leaving it sit fairly unhappy with it, I decided to pick up and knit a 1x1 ribbing on the front and back of the hat. I like it much better now, so does my 3 yo. He's claimed it for his own. Since it turned out too small for anyone else, I guess he gets it!
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Isn't he such a ham!

Jan in CA
04-18-2009, 03:18 PM
That is gorgeous! :inlove: You should be very happy with it! Your son is a cutie pie! :teehee:

yarncharmer
04-18-2009, 08:07 PM
Lieuvena, your hat is beautiful! Looks like it was made for your son -- he's a cutie pie!

dustinac
04-18-2009, 09:37 PM
aww how cute is he! You did a great job :yay:

lulubell
04-19-2009, 05:11 PM
Thats a lovely hat. If that pattern was done in red, black and white it would be just like our traditional New Zealand Maori designs!