Tuesday, January 17, 2012

XOXO Hat | finished!

This has to go down in the record books for me... 16 days from start to finish!
I really do like the stranded colorwork - it has to be one of my favorite techniques so far. I blogged about this last week here.

There was one major snafu - I didn't have the right size DPNs [double pointed needles] for the decrease. I used 7s instead of 6s and as you can see it made a difference on how everything finished up at the top. I am not too worried about it - Kirk loves it and doesn't see the difference.

And here you can see an increase ick on the rim - I will have to sit down with my friend Melissa and figure out how to do increases without the holes. Again, Kirk didn't even notice.

 I highly recommend this pattern by Exercise before knitting as a beginner colorwork project. It is also a very warm thick hat because of the use of two yarns. Perfect for the colder days we have been having!

7 comments:

  1. There are a few ways to do increases, some will leave holes, others won't. Wondering if you were doing a M1, but not knitting through the back loop. That'll leave a hole.

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    1. thanks Melissa - I can't remember which one I did but some of the holes are pretty big...

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  2. That was me -- Melissa. Not sure why it's showing up as unknown...I'm signed in.

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  3. Great job Paula . . . love that you're so excited about knitting . . . I miss it.

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  4. Love this one! So great. I hope to get some time to work on my color work project too.

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    1. Can't wait to see what you are working on - missed you at guild last night!

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