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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Long-Stupid Stash Busting Hat on: February 15, 2006 10:43:25 PM
So, I had all this left over Paton's Classic Wool from my Dr. Who scarf, so I decided to knit a long funny hat inspired by this dobby hat:

What I did:  cast on 88 stitches then knit about 4" of 4x4 rib with US#7 circulars, then switched to US#8 circulars and stockinette stitch for about 6" before starting to decrease 2 stitches (ssk then k2tog both at the back) every 2 or 3 rows (decrease, knit three rounds, decrease, knit two rounds - kept track of this by putting multiple stitch markers of different colours ).  When down to 12 stitches, I did k2tog all around, knit a plain round, then another k2tog round taking me down to 3.  From there I did 3" of i-chord to which I attached a tassel.

The pattern is simple improvised intarsia -- it was super easy I think it provided a nice effect.  Basically, I repeated:
MC1 5 rounds,
CC 1 round,
1 round alternating MC1/CC1,
CC1 1 round,
MC1 6 rounds,
1 round alternating MC1/MC2,
1 round MC1
repeat from begining in reverse with MC2 and CC2. 
to switch to new MCs:
knit 1 round of new-MC1,
knit 1 round of old- MC2,
then start over at the beginning with the new colours. (probably you can figure this all out from the picture)

Special bonus: my 'The Life Aquatic' hat knit right before this one (1x1 rib all the way on ranch red woolease) and half an avocado:
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Doctor Who Scarf on: January 08, 2006 03:44:58 PM
This was not my first knitting project, but it was my longest.

I was following the pattern at http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/pattern1.html with a couple small colour modifications and screwups. It is more or less the season 13 version of Tom Baker's scarf.

 I used 8 100g skeins of  Patons Classic Wool Merino (one each of deep olive, paprika, old gold, russet, royal purple, and blue storm and two of camel).  They are not perfect colour matches to the show (the olive and russet are too dark), but they look pretty good together I think.   It is 60 stitches across,and about 900 rows of garter stitch.  It took me about 4 long audiobooks to finish (~75 hours probably).  It is about 12 feet long with the fringe and 11 inches wide (I am wearing it folded in half in the pictures).

A couple pics:

More in my Flickr Photos: http://flickr.com/photos/3j0hn/tags/doctorwho/
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