Monday, January 7, 2008
Well I thought the maths behind Stranded was actually ok. I measured tension from Tipsy to see my stitch count, did all my multiplying, worked out A, B, C and D as requested by the pattern and set to work. And so here is the hat so far. I've had to change the fair isle bit as the charts given only worked for the designer's number of stitches. But it matches Tipsy now. Not that I would wear them together. It's so soft and would be lovely round my ears on football match days but for one slight problem. It's big. Not just big but very big. I keep on trying it on in the hope that it will get smaller, but it doesn't. If anything it keeps getting bigger.
So do you have any great ideas? Any skinny people out there need a cashmere boob tube?
And don't suggest frogging it. I don't frog. Ever.
And another thing, why knit the first 1.5" in fair isle when the turned-up rib will cover it up?