Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Two handed knitting here.

I finished the hat...I must say that I am pretty happy with the outcome:



Started: November 6, 2005
Finished: November 7, 2005
Pattern: Candy Cane Hat in Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick.
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino in Denim and Black
Adjustments: Well, I didn't think the rolled brim or the icord on top would be so "cool" so I vetoed them. I just did a 1x1 ribbing for the cuff...which I should have done tighter...but it's ok. My fair aisle work is just fine for my first try! The trained eye can see a little pulling from the floats in a couple spots, especially at the beginning of the rounds. I will over come this I think. I am sure I read some where to knit it inside out and the floats will stretch a little longer to avoid this problem.
I did the written decreasing, it seemed to work out. I actually decreased it and ripped back to make it a little longer (7") before the decreasing. When I ripped back, I decided to take a look at doing this fair aisle with two handed stranding. Oh yes people, I was knitting with both hands! It took a couple rounds to get comfortable with it...but I can do it!
It all worked out. Another Handknit Christmas gift done!

I think it's "Cool"?!

20 comments:

margene said...

The socks...the hat?...very cool knitting. Nice work.

grumperina said...

Your nephew will love it, it's great, and I'm happy to hear that you've learned a new skill in the process!

savannahchik said...

it looks great, and i'm really impressed that you made something that required so much stretch as your first FI project!

Lisa said...

Good for you! Looks awesome and I'm sure your nephew will love it.

Two handed knitting - not so hard when you get used to it..

eastern white said...

awesome hat!! your nephew is going to love it

Angela said...

I like it! And I also really need to get that book!

Colleen said...

What I love is that your nephew requested this hat. He's going to love it!

Tam said...

You go girl! I knew you'd get the hang of two-handed knitting. The hat looks GREAT.

Laura said...

It looks perfect for a teenage boy! He will love it!

OK, I feel you've thrown down the gauntlet. I am going to have to try two-handed knitting too.

Amanda said...

very cute! I envy your two-handed knitting!!

Lori said...

Great job, he'll love it for sure!

Purly Whites said...

Aaah, you are so cute. But the hat is way cool.

diana said...

So cute! It turned out great!

Heather said...

Once again you're my hero! Way to go!

goodkarma said...

You are so speedy and that does not look like your first fair isle project! What a great gift.

winnie said...

you finished that hat in no time! and it looks great too.

Wool Winder said...

Two hands are the way to go. Cool hat!

kris said...

love it! love the mods you made and i'm sure your nephew will be happy!

Stephanie said...

It's definately cool. I love the colors and pattern and I'm sure it will be a hit.

nicole said...

very cute, ahem, i mean cool!