Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another Very Warm Hat

In my never ending slog through "knitting techniques that I just never happened to learn," I found an excellent explanation of how to do "traveling jogless stripes" and I am doing some of those stripes on my current Very Warm Hat. I am just crazy about the Very Warm Hat. It's full of lots of stuff that I like. (And slog is not really what I meant. It's knitting. How can it be a slog?)

The main drawback is that it's mostly stockinette. The advantage is that it's mostly stockinette and I can do that blindfolded. I've watched television while making this hat. I've held eye contact during a conversation. I've even read a little bit. Love that.

I also like the decrease I did. I didn't do the decrease that the lady Ms. Zimmerman does in The Opinionated Knitter. I did a straighter decrease (SSK, K3, K2tog every other round). I think it looks neater and I'm not so fold of the swirling decrease all the time.

And while it was sort of a pain to pick up the stitched all the way around the cast-on edge, I like they way it looks. You can see it in the picture pretty clearly, but that's where the fold is.

What I really really like is that both of these are yarns I dyed. I think they go well together. Very autumny. The colors they are in the photo is a lot lighter than the actual color of the yarn, but they're just as nice together. It depends on how big it ends up being as to whether or not I keep it. And when it's finished, I'll need to do something that's not stockinette in the round.


Team Knit ! said...

cute hat, but I'm so impressed that you dyed the yarns yourself! The colours go really well together.

- Julie

Deus Hache said...

Have you ever knit a hat top down? You could start the liner top down insert a purl row where they meet and then knit the outside as you like. No picking up stitches.