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Topic: STRIPEY HAT - 1ST TRY AT KNITTING!  (Read 1040 times)
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« on: May 01, 2006 11:58:45 AM »

I seem to have migrated over here from my usual haunt on the felting boards as I had my first attempt at knitting last week and I cant stop!

I tried knitting a hat for my 2 year old but it turned out big enough to fit his dad lol.

I'm trying a jumper for him next but I think it will probably fit him when hes about 45!



Despite doing a tension test everything I knit seems to turn out huge??!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2006 05:05:18 PM »

This came out so great for a beginner knitter.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2006 06:06:54 PM »

Am I thinking this because the hat is tilted at an odd angle in the picture, or is it actually illusion knit?

Either way, it looks great.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2006 06:58:20 PM »

i am impressed for your first project
my first 3 or 4 were all scarves it looks really really good though
very cute on your son too
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2006 03:00:30 AM »

Thanks for all your words of support, I'll keep trying!

Am I thinking this because the hat is tilted at an odd angle in the picture, or is it actually illusion knit?

Either way, it looks great.

There is a heart shape on the front that is only visible when the light hits it a certain way. I had to follow a pattern with knit and purl stitches in a heart shape. Glad you noticed it!
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006 08:30:17 AM »

Despite doing a tension test everything I knit seems to turn out huge??!!

Is it possible that you are casting on too large? Many beginner knitters have this struggle, i think. When you cast on, you want the row of cast-on stitches to measure MUCH smaller than the actual garment. For instance, if you are knitting a hat and you want it to fit a 22 inch head, your should cast on only about 19 inches worth of stitches.

I dunno if this helps.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006 08:40:50 AM »

Very good for your first project, and illusion knitting too! I want to try that.
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