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Topic: One Skein Stirling Cloche NOW WITH PATTERN, pg. 6!  (Read 85655 times)
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« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2006 07:14:24 PM »

Yayers!  Thank you for the pattern!!!!!  I'm thinking of knitting mine in this yarn http://secure.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=Austermann+Cleopatra&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=2 (almond ice).  ^_^  The only thing is, how many yards would it take? O_o...

Hm, should we start a kal for this?  Cheesy

Oh man, a KAL would make me feel like such a rockstar!

I think that yarn would be cool, but I have concerns about the fiber content. Since it's all synthetic, it wouldn't felt and my hat depends on a light felting for it's finished look. If you wanted to use that yarn I'd say use a much smaller needle so that it will be very firm--this would probably help the brim to have a good amount of body. I'd say that you need about 300 yards to be safe (that's for a heavy worsted weight, held doubled).
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« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2006 12:02:01 PM »

ok...um, I tried to make the cloche, and something is seriously wrong with it...it's way too short!

This is before felting, but I'm assuming it would shrink even more! I followed your pattern exactly, and the guage is spot on, so what did I do wrong?
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« Reply #82 on: May 18, 2006 01:01:06 PM »

yikes, I was about to make this in lamb's pride bulky but this is making me change my mind.
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« Reply #83 on: May 18, 2006 03:05:49 PM »


Oh man, a KAL would make me feel like such a rockstar!

I think that yarn would be cool, but I have concerns about the fiber content. Since it's all synthetic, it wouldn't felt and my hat depends on a light felting for it's finished look. If you wanted to use that yarn I'd say use a much smaller needle so that it will be very firm--this would probably help the brim to have a good amount of body. I'd say that you need about 300 yards to be safe (that's for a heavy worsted weight, held doubled).

Yeah, kinda have to stick w/ synthetic over here.  I'm allergic to basically everything under the sun. ~_~

Alright, I'll try the smaller needles.  Thanks!!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #84 on: May 18, 2006 04:15:28 PM »

ok...um, I tried to make the cloche, and something is seriously wrong with it...it's way too short!

This is before felting, but I'm assuming it would shrink even more! I followed your pattern exactly, and the guage is spot on, so what did I do wrong?


Yikes! Well--the first comment I have is that it isn't exactly my pattern since you substituted yarn. That's totally fine, I support yarn substitution wholeheartedly. When you did the final decreases, did you do them every other round or every round? The way I wrote it (in the interest of saving space) the instructions look like you should decrease every round, but it's actually happening every other round.

When I look at it and imagine the bottom unrolled, it does look like the length that I intended, just barely over the eyebrows...

I also call for a light felting, which shouldn't cause too much shrinkage. This thing isn't meant to be tossed in the washing machine like a tote bag would be, just a little handwash with hot water to make the whole thing a little more solid.

If none of these things make sense, I'd say rip out the crown decreases to the part in the pattern where it says "knit even until it measures 5.5" from cast-on edge" and knit until you feel comfortable with it's length before starting the final decreases. Hope this helps =)
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« Reply #85 on: May 18, 2006 06:02:26 PM »

How much yarn did you actually use because I noticed that one skeen of valley yarn is about 500yds and over here in australia most balls of yarn average 93-100yards so im just wondering how many balls to buy? thanks
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« Reply #86 on: May 18, 2006 06:41:04 PM »

How much yarn did you actually use because I noticed that one skeen of valley yarn is about 500yds and over here in australia most balls of yarn average 93-100yards so im just wondering how many balls to buy? thanks

Yeah, kinda the same in the us (100 something yards).  *shrugs* She told me that it would take about 300 yards.
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« Reply #87 on: May 18, 2006 07:34:00 PM »

I just checked the price of that stirling yarn... yeah I may not be knitting this hat for a while. It's definitely on my list though because I'm not really a hat person but do need to keep warm in winter so this might be a good option. So.... I was just about to ask the same question - does this hat use up a whole ball of that yarn or will there be some left over?

Also, I have a fairly small head. I work with kids and I can fit 4-year-olds' hats onto my head. Should I cast on fewer stitches or should I felt extra to make it smaller? I've never actually felted before so I'm not sure what a "light felting" would do. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks!
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« Reply #88 on: May 22, 2006 07:33:07 PM »

Here's mine, knit as a gift for my Mum for Mother's Day. It's so SO girly because she is, and so am I at times.  Knit in one day- an awesome pattern, thanx muchly for it Smiley
I substituted yarn, using one 50g ball standard 8 ply wool suitable for felting (eggplant purple colour), and also nearly a whole 100g ball of SIRDAR Salsa (red/purple colour). I manually felted but decided I had to go for a full machine wash to really tighten it up. This was definately due to the nature of the wools I used, so anyone else should probably go with the hand-felt first and see where you end up with that.... Smiley



There's a fuzzy photo of me modelling it on my blog, http://whensheknits.blogspot.com/2006/05/mums-mothers-day-gift.html if you want to see the hats dimensions on an actual 'head'!

Oh twist-stitch rose pattern from vogueknitting holiday 2005
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« Reply #89 on: May 22, 2006 08:12:47 PM »

awwww I love it!  It's so cute and the color is great Smiley
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