Saturday, November 2, 2013

More hats

This hat totally spoiled me.  I think the yarn is Lorna's Laces, 2x2 ribbing on #8s again.  It's hand-dyed, and this hat came out in a perfect spiral.  I got three hats out of the hank, and the other two had weird zig-zags that had me convinced I'd started knitting backward, but it was just the luck of the dye.  After this hank, I wanted more, and I've bought two or three more of the same yarn, but never come close to the same colors.  One big problem with baby hats is that pink and blue are such charged colors that I'd like to just avoid them altogether, but some of the followup hats were much pinker that I would have liked.

Having gotten the hang of 2x2 ribbing, I went for something new.  These hats were for twin girls.  Back to Karabella Aurora 8 on #8s.  The ribbing goes from 2x2 to 3x3 to 4x4, not very successfully.  I left a patch of stockinette for the monograms, which are duplicate stitch.  Which is very very hard.  You can probably tell which one was my first.  Even when you are totally sure you have the right stitch to loop through, you still end up on the wrong stitch.

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