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Old 12-29-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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I just finished my very first project!

I had my wife pick out a pattern for her hat and we got colors to match her coat. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/PATTcoronet.html

I know that this is an intermediate project, but why not jump in head first right. I am also crazy enough to change things in the pattern. I made it two colors (easy), and I picked up stitches on BOTH sides of the cabled band because I wanted the stockinette to hold it up. (harder, because I turned it inside out, rolled up the band and fed a big loop of yarn through to purl the 90 sts.) I also made it shorter, because my wife didn't want it to cover her eyes.

My only regret is that the cabled band had to be first. I started feeling pretty good about knitting at about the halfway point in the top. I had a problem with loose stitches on the edge of the band, but didn't feel comfortable slipping the stitches. ( I didn't know how hard it would be to pick up from that.) I couldn't get the provisional cast on to work, so I knit about 10 rows and then inserted a lifeline to start the pattern. I took this apart to do the Kirchner stitch after it was long enough. BTW, is there a way to join this and keep to the pattern? K2 P2 K9 P2 K2

I also asked a question on the help forum about the stokinette cap, because the picture didn't look like it. You guys really came through!

Anyways, there it is, my first project. I am thinking about a hat for my noggin with a pattern right out of it. (knit purl patterns, checks and lines, maybe?)
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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Wow! That's an ambitious first project. It looks great!
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You did a great job!!
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:40 PM   #4
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Holy cow! You are ambitious. It Looks great. Matched the colors and everything. Nicely done.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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Wonderful work
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Wow - I can't believe that is your first project. It looks great - you did a wonderful job.
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Wow! what a 1st project! it matches her coat perfectly. Keep it up.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:52 PM   #8
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First project??? Are you kidding?? And you improvised????



It's just lovely. You've got some real talent! I can't wait to see your future projects!
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It looks great!!!
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:43 PM   #10
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First project?? Holy cow! I envy you. I've been knitting a few months and I'm still not so sure of myself!
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