Sunday, November 02, 2008

Small Things Amuse Me

I found this really cute hat pattern and I just love the way the edging is done. You may have seen this nifty trick before but it's a first for me. You do a provisional cast on (the green in the photo), knit a few rows and then a row of k2tog and YO to create the holes. Finally knit a few more rows. Then you remove the provisional cast on and place those stitches on DPN's. You bring the bottom up even with the stitches on the main needle and k2tog all the way around. Then VIOLA! you have this great picot edging! Isn't that amazing? And the really great thing about the edging is that it is somewhat thick and will not get all rolly/crinkly like picot edging is want to do. It is perfect for a hat brim or a cuff. I think I'll be using this little trick again. Also the hat pattern is adorable and knits up quickly. I made this in Sublime angora/merino blend. I wanted it bigger than the pattern so I used worsted weight, size 8 needles, went with 77 stitches and 6 repeats. For an adult I'd probaly make it one more repeat if you want it to cover your ears. This yarn really lives up to its name. I just want to fondle it all day! I got it at Little Knits on sale.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Halloween. It was a dark and windy night here. Oddly warm but the wind was blowing through the trees. There was a low cloud cover illuminated by the city lights so the sky sort of glowed. It was a perfect Halloween night and thankfully it didn't rain. Yesterday wa s a down pour with all the soccer games cancelled but today I see the sun breaking through. Happy Fall to all!


AlisonH said...

Oh, that's cool!!! Thank you!! I think I'd seen something like that described on the knitlist ages ago, but that's the first time I've seen it and this time it will stick in my brain; I'd utterly forgotten about that technique. Very cool.

hakucho said...

That is a very cool hat :) A very beautiful hat...nice work!

smariek said...

Oooh, that's realy cute! Neat edging technique, I've never tried that before.