Saturday, June 16, 2007

hats in progress

First of all, note the little skull markers. Don't they look fabulous? This was my first attempt at knitting a one-skein hat. I knit it at 160 stitches around, wanting to make sure it was properly large enough. However, I ran out of yarn before I could close the crown.

After a few days of deliberation, I decided not to go buy another skein, but instead to knit it over again. I knit from the crown down, with 140 stitches per row. I didn't even need to frog the hat, I just knit directly from the old hat onto the new.

Can you see the pattern on this yarn? It never repeats. If I had two skeins to make a pair of socks, I don't think I could match them unless the skeins each started in the same spot.

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