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Old 03-02-2012, 08:04 AM   #11
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Ok, finally got round to finishing it off (and darning all those loose ends etc!)

Thanks a lot for all your help, and I'm sure you've been waiting with baited breath as to what it looks like.

So, without further ado, here's some pictures of yours truly wearing the hat. (I gotta point out that it's a gift for a lady friend )







Thank you for your help and advice! I'm sure I'll be back again when I start making the cowl
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:22 AM   #12
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Bravo! Excellant work on a beautiful hat. What yarn did you use for this lovely gift?
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:29 AM   #13
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Thank you kindly!

I used Twilley's Freedom Spirit Chunk. The shade is "dream" which you can see in more detail here

EDIT: I forgot to mention, the pattern calls for 2 different colours yarn but I don't know how to change yarns yet so I just use one shade instead
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #14
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That came out great! Good work.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #16
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I hope you all don't mind me asking for some advice again

It's on to the Cowl now, and I'm wondering what you'd advise regarding the increases required here:

With pale blue heather knit stocking stitch for 30 rows increasing for 4 sts in each odd row.

I'm very comfortable with the "knit front and back" increase, and looking at the videos here I think I can manage the other increases.

What would be the most suitable one in your opinions please? And also where in the row should I make the 4 stitches.

Thank you kindly.
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I'm a big fan of KRL and KLL (knit right loop and knit left loop) on the videos tab but if you're comfortable with knit front and back, why not use that? When it says to increase in the row or to increase evenly in the row, I try to distribute the increases approximately evenly over the row (after all, no one is going to count sts between your increases).
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Thanks.

I just worry about the ittle bar the front and back leaves. I might be imagining things, but to my eye it's quite visible.
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Thanks.

I just worry about the ittle bar the front and back leaves. I might be imagining things, but to my eye it's quite visible.
KRL and KLL don't leave a bar. Only KFB does that.
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Thanks.

I just worry about the ittle bar the front and back leaves. I might be imagining things, but to my eye it's quite visible.
That's what I like about the KRL/KLL increases. They seem to appear from the previous row without a bar and are not so obvious. Try the KRL on a scrap yarn swatch and see what you think.
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