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« on: January 15, 2008 03:29:52 AM »

Hello, Just thought I'd share some of the knitting I've been doing recently  - espeically this hat for my brother:
Moose Side:

Phrase Side: " It's Nice! I like it! Superb!" - some of his phrases of the moment.

The pattern is a combination of these three:
I also made a Henry for my father's birthday (from Knitty) Nice pattern but slow going. http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATThenry.html

Lastly here's two hats I made for me, sadly the Ring of Fire one is too small, but for my first go at stranded work I'm happy (I probably still haven't learnt my lesson about gauge)

Ring of Fire:http://www.cidermoon.com/cm0122.html
Foliage: http://www.knitty.com/issuefall07/PATTfoliage.html

I've been knitting obsessively for the past few months and have also made some fingerless gloves and a pair of socks I sadly don't have a picture of.

I would certainly recommend designing your own hat, it was great fun! (Even if I did steal a chart)

Anyway, let me know what you think or if you have any tips?  Grin

« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008 06:42:37 AM »

Great hats!  I love the personal touch you gave your brother's hat with his current "sayings!"  The scarf you made for your dad is incredible!  Thanks for the links!

« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008 05:23:29 PM »

Everything looks amazing! I was recently looking at scarf patterns for my dad because he was going to Paris (brr! but amazing) and I thought about Henry but ended up making an Irish Hiking Scarf instead. Now I wish I had chosen Henry - the original didn't really do much for me, but I love yours! Also, the Ring of Fire hat is awesome.

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008 09:09:57 AM »

these look great! I love that foliage hat.  maybe that's the one I should make for my sister?  she wants a hat, but I'm having a hard time deciding on a pattern for her.  this may be just the one. thanks!

I really like the scarf too, everything looks beautiful.

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008 10:30:24 AM »

the moose hat is fab.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008 01:04:56 PM »

I love the moose hat.  Was it knit as 1 piece or 2 that were joined?

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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008 01:11:57 PM »

Everything looks really nice. Too bad the hat doesn't fit because it's cute.

« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008 01:34:10 PM »

Oh my gosh, I love all of them!! I think you did a fantastic job with the stranded work- mine always end up all bunchy no matter how loosely I hold the floating yarn.  I like your foliage.  It's probably my favorite of all the ones I've seen!

« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2008 01:39:30 PM »

Thank you everyone so much!!! Grin

mooshie - I'd definately recommend the foliage pattern - great knit, easy to read pattern (it was my first go at lace) and adding the extra repeat I needed as my yarn was a little thinner than recommended was so easy!

Nven - It was knit at one piece, but in two stages, the moose side was knit bottom up but with a crochet cast on, which was removed, one round purled and the second hat knit bottom up and then the two sewn together inside each other. I think the transformers pattern might explain it better!

Crocodisle - The henry was slow going, I'd never have made it to 7 reps (I did 4), the irish hiking scarf is a great pattern, and I imagine quicker!

RadioactvUnicorn - Do you wet block? I was so disappointed with the moose hat's bunchyness after knitting but having it wet and left it to dry over an up turned flower pot or vase did wonders.

poetic - why thank you. Are you going to make a moose hat yourself?


« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2008 02:40:04 PM »

oh my gosh that moose hat is amazing!!!  Shocked
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