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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2006 04:35:36 AM »

It's gorgeous!  And it looks like it fits perfectly. 

This hat is on my to-knit list.
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2006 07:16:23 AM »

i love this pattern...i've been wanting to knit it and i'm a little scared of it!! 

i must say that you have picked the BEST color to make the hat that i've seen anywhere!!!

beautiful job!
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2006 07:43:00 AM »

I just spent a ridiculous amount of time looking through the knitty archives!  Your hat is gorgeous -- the color and the pattern!  I'd love to make one too!  Any chance you can help a gal with a pattern link?
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2006 07:47:28 AM »

Your hat is beautiful!!  I love the color. 
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2006 07:58:12 AM »

The pattern is here.
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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2006 09:15:02 AM »

The pattern is here.

Thanks, Calysa!  Bookmarking now!

Oh, and angelbum, yours is sooooo much prettier!  I never would have looked twice at that hat if it wasn't for you!
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2006 12:11:08 PM »

Everything about that hat is wonderful. The yarn is amazingly shiny. I want a hat for winter, I may have to make this.
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2006 09:29:42 PM »

Thanks so much for all the awesome feedback everyone Grin

I have to say I just fell in love with that yarn. I was just browsing the shop in town and grabbed it. I didn't know what I was going to do with it, but then I remembered Shedir and how I wanted to try it!

Although I have to admit I'm cured of anything remotely Shedir-like for a good long time. I have a newfound respect for sock knitters and anyone who loves to knit a million tiny stitches in the round like that!!! Heh suffice to say I'm now playing with some entrelac in a nice thick yarn and 5.5mm needles Cheesy

Thanks Calysa for posting the pattern Wink

You should all check out the one Eunny Jang knitted. That's what initally inspired me actually: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/01/shedir.html
That woman has excellent taste in yarn I must say.

This hat is long. It's meant to cover your hairline. I did only 3 repeats of the pattern before decreasing. I retrospect I should have done 4 or maybe even the 5 because I have an abnormally huge head and thick hair. The wonderful thing about wool however is that it's so forgiving when blocking.

I blocked mine twice. Once, right on my head to stretch it down to the length I wanted it, and the second time I just blocked the ribbed edge to tighten it a bit.

Lemme see if I can find the label for everyone....ok:
Color: 10107   Lot 2636
Feeling by Lana Gatto,
70% Extrafine New Merino Wool
20% Silk
10% Cashmere
Made in Italy
A Norma Della Legge
N.883 Del 26.11.73

It is shiny isn't it?. For such a dark yarn, it somehow just glints in the light, it really has beautiful depth to it. And it's so soft! Oh, it is a couple of tones darker than the picture actually. The flash lightened it up a bit. But it's still beautiful!

And like I said earlier, by twisting the stitches, the pattern is thinner and raised in an almost delicate way. I really prefer how that looks for this hat over the wider regular knit stitches.

Good luck to all who try it. The pattern itself isn't too hard to figure out, for me it was the fiddling near the end with my slippery needles and those tiny stitches. Thank goodness for the shininess or I'd be blind by now.
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