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Topic: Can't talk, my hat is AFK...  (Read 2284 times)
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« on: October 28, 2008 06:04:07 PM »

So, this was my first attempt at intarsia on my Knifty Knitter looms (well, if you don't count the "mango and apple go together, right?" experiment...).  I needed a hat for myself (ye gads was it ever cold out today in Toronto!!) and in the middle of making this one I decided to put a picture in it... of sorts.

Since I don't ever wear a hat while at my computer, this seemed appropriate:



It wasn't until I put it on when I realized that I should have put the letters on the brim:


(The colours are closer in this pic)

Oh well.  Next time.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008 07:59:52 PM »

OMG I actually LOL in RL when I saw this.   BTW, Great work!

Going AFK now.  BBL Wink

AFK FTW!
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008 06:06:18 AM »

This turned out great!  I love the contrasting colors.

is the hat double layered?  It looks so thick and cozy.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008 06:16:05 AM »

The brim is doubled, and that yarn is really thick (Patons Melody)... so it's ridiculously warm.  I wore it to work today and thought I was doing to sweat to death on the subway. lol

To make this kind of hat on the knitting looms you basically knit around until the fabric you make is twice the size of the brim you want, then you fold up the bottom and put the first stitches you made back on the pegs, and continue as you were.

I've made a lot of these kinds of hats (without the letters) for kids, but I'd never worn one myself.  Holy cow, will it ever come in handy in our cold winters!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010 08:27:40 PM »

how do you do intarsia on a knifty knitter? i've been dying to make a copy of a scarf my roommate has thats stripes of bright colors with a big white snowflake in each
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010 10:04:19 AM »

I didn't do the best job of it, but basically I just wrapped blue instead of red whenever I needed to.  When switching colours you need to twist the yarns so that there aren't any holes left.

I think I ended up using individual, short lengths of blue for each round, but if you're working in rows, I don't see why you couldn't carry the yarn up instead of cutting it every time... and have way less ends to deal with!
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