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mdog182
09-24-2007, 06:41 PM
sooooo this is my first attempt at stranding and i looooove it! i finished this hat in one evening (yes it was a very long evening, but still) because i could not wait to see it finished. i used noro kureyon color# 163 and lamb's pride worsted in creme. unfortunately it does not fit too well, i think i may have done the strands on the top half of the hat too tight and i probably should have made the bigger size. i didn't realize my head was soo big! haha but i loved making it and i think it is beautiful!

cloud9

Ingrid
09-24-2007, 06:46 PM
That IS pretty. I remember redheadrachel's hat like that and this reminds me again to do it.

Great job! Maybe you can block it bigger?

Lady Violet
09-24-2007, 06:53 PM
that truly is beautiful!!! :inlove:

nonny2t
09-24-2007, 06:56 PM
It's a beautiful hat!

newwooley
09-24-2007, 07:23 PM
http://www.philosopherswool.com/Pages/Streamingvideo.htm

Great work! It is beautiful and whoever gets to wear it will love it. If you haven't already, search for the Philosopher's website. See has a really neat way of doing color work without having to strand. I'm using it on a felted tote and its pretty slick.

PS - see the link above!

MerigoldinWA
09-24-2007, 07:40 PM
Neat!! I've seen this hat before too and love it. I can surely understand how you couldn't put it down until finished.

I wonder if you could wet it and use your head to block it? I've never done this but seems like it might work. Others... could this work?

nuknitter
09-24-2007, 08:15 PM
Wo-OOOOWW!! I love this pattern and have seen a lot of really great iterations - but this is seriously my favorite!

ArtLady1981
09-24-2007, 08:31 PM
sooooo this is my first attempt at stranding and i looooove it! i finished this hat in one evening (yes it was a very long evening, but still) because i could not wait to see it finished. i used noro kureyon color# 163 and lamb's pride worsted in creme. unfortunately it does not fit too well, i think i may have done the strands on the top half of the hat too tight and i probably should have made the bigger size. i didn't realize my head was soo big! haha but i loved making it and i think it is beautiful!

cloud9

I am in awe! :passedout: What a gorgeous hat!

My greatest nemesis is stranded knitting! Sigh.

PurlyGyrl
09-25-2007, 10:33 AM
Fabulous! :woot:I'm not brave enough to try stranded knitting. I can barely handle one strand of yarn at a time. :teehee:

dustinac
09-25-2007, 11:22 AM
Beautiful!! You did a great job :blooby:

Jan in CA
09-25-2007, 02:04 PM
The hat picture on the pattern kind of repels me, but I just love yours! Color makes all the difference!

Mariblue
09-25-2007, 02:15 PM
That is beautiful! Really, really lovely. :cheering:

mdog182
09-25-2007, 03:51 PM
The hat picture on the pattern kind of repels me, but I just love yours! Color makes all the difference!

that's the same thing it thought! i figured if i was going to do all this work i want to actually SEE it. thanks to everyone about ideas with blocking it. i think i might try blocking it on my own head.... i REALLY want to be able to wear it! thank you everyone for the very nice comments!!

auburnchick
09-25-2007, 10:43 PM
What a great hat! You did a wonderful job!

ah
09-25-2007, 11:06 PM
Looks great!

Slim
09-26-2007, 07:32 AM
Beautiful, beautiful work! I really love the colors you chose.

pvsduck
09-26-2007, 04:18 PM
Where did you find the pattern? I would like to make one too. Yours is beautiful!

cmk
09-26-2007, 07:25 PM
You did a wonderful job on the hat! It looks great!

Carolyn

mdog182
09-26-2007, 07:25 PM
Where did you find the pattern? I would like to make one too. Yours is beautiful!

thank you so much! the pattern is from magknits.com. just go the archive and the pattern is called fake isle hat.

Cristy
09-26-2007, 10:13 PM
very nice--I love the colors!!! I still hold on to a sock I made for my dd--it didn't fit but it was my first correctly made sock and it was so pretty that I couldn't stand to just get rid of it--it's a child's sock so I use it as a book marker sometimes! :) I'm sure you can find some great use for the hat even if it doesn't block large enough for your head! :)

callmesusan
09-27-2007, 11:31 PM
good choice in yarn colors! I love the hat.:cheering:

Songbirdy
09-27-2007, 11:58 PM
That is a great hat! :cheering::cheering::cheering:

My first and only fair isle attempt is at the local thrift store. I worked night and day to make it for me to wear on Christmas Day (one of those things you wear over a dress shirt but it is basically a tube top?)... and I made it two sizes too big so forth!

I'm praying the blocking works for you... because it is so hard to have a project around, finished, knowing it will never be worn!

Very Stunning!:yay::yay::yay::yay:

laikabear
10-03-2007, 12:50 PM
Beautiful! But why do they call it FAKE Isle?

ArtLady1981
10-03-2007, 03:07 PM
Beautiful! But why do they call it FAKE Isle?

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing, too! It looks like real fair isle to me!

mdog182
10-03-2007, 04:45 PM
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing, too! It looks like real fair isle to me!

i have no idea...that was one thing that actually attracted me to the pattern a while ago, i was like "oooo i can 'fake' fair isle?" haha