Sunday, February 18, 2007

FO: too slouchy?

Firstly, thanks for the comments on my recent posts. Moving to bloggerbeta makes it harder to reply to people. I realised google had changed my settings; I needed to re-tick the box letting them show my email EDIT: on my profile page (so that when I comment people can reply).

I'm not going to post a pattern of the voodoo doll - it's just two spheres and four tubes! The heart used a very simple chart, anyone who can do intarsia can work out how to write one themself. As for any doll, its advisable to work a tight gauge, I did two strands held together for thickness. If you still want guidance, there is a really great voodoo doll pattern here.

Anyway, I finished something. A hat. Do you think, maybe, it might just be a bit big?

big hat


It's Le Slouch (n.b. links to pdf)

I know it's meant to be slouchy, but it's not quite the look I was hoping for (even when I wear it properly). I think the problem is more likely the yarn than the pattern. It's cashmerino and has a bit too much drape. A strong woolen tweed would do a lot better, but it would have scratched my forehead.

I'm going to try wearing a bit more this week, maybe I just need to find the right way for it to hang. I love the colour and the seed stitch at this tension, even if it is a bit too drapy. If that doesn't work out I'll frog it down a few inches. As the designer says, it's basically an elongated beret. So I can try de-elongating it a tad. I hate re-knitting with cashmerino thoug - too fluffy and cotton wool like.

19 comments:

Rycrafty said...

I just went looking in my bloggerbeta, and I couldn't find such a check box. It didn't seem to be under 'comments', which would just make too much sense.

Alice said...

it's actually profile page settings - it took me a while to find it

Snipits said...

I really like the color of the yarn you used. I do love a slouchy hat, but it does seem a bit big in the photo. I knitted something similar to that and had the same problem, until it found its way into my laundry and was felted as a result. And too big is better than too small, :/

knittingphilistine said...

Who knew that Le Slouch made such a great face warmer?

gleek said...

hahahah, great photo!

Pig wot flies said...

Well, the texture looks good. Perhaps it would be useful if you wanted to disguise yourself as a raspberry.

schrodinger said...

Hmmmm. Maybe a tad too slouchy.

Love the picture though.

Webbies said...

Ah yes, I just did Le Slouch as well...mine turned into Le Flop because of the striping tendencies of Noro

Stacey said...

hee! that is a cute pic! love the color!

BrownPants said...

Such a sweet photo!

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michelle said...

you can always buy some elastic thread and run it through the ribbed band. the vogue knitting book has a good diagram on how to do it if you have never done it before.

that way - NO frogging, and no itchy wool head!

Louise said...

beautiful colour - I am with you on the delongating - had to do it myself with a hip knits hat this week - but it is worth it I promise. Seed stitch is a fab texture for hats - it is also pretty hypnotic knitting it in the round. Lx

scrapandknit said...

Love the hat! I think it'll be fine once you get it arranged there on your head. You'll make it look fabulous!

Sandra said...

that hat would probably fit my ginormous head just right.

i'm serious. i'm a big ol' fathead.

very htfunny photo. :D

Peg Box said...

cashmerino is definitely pre-slouched! I made what was supposed to be a beret in seed stitch cashmerino and it is now officially a slouchy hat. I have to pin it on with hairgrips, but that also has the advantage that it now looks cool and forties-esque. It was the beret from the Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere book.

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