Friday, December 28, 2007
FO: Parishil Braided Cable Hat + Pattern + tons of photos
Allow me to explain why this entry is only just appearing on the blog. The night before I was set to post this entry, I planned to stop by Adam's studio after Karo and I went to Jena's to watch the finale of top model (aka get hammered and eat popcorn). By the time I reached the Parishil studio, Karo and I were roasted so it seemed perfectly logical to keep drinking. Adam: Hey you guys want a beer? Uh, yeah? lol Anyways, a few days later when I remember that I took the FO photos, but not two minutes before I went to upload them, dbf erased them all when he formatted the memory card by accident. He's been hunting for the software to retrieve the pics since and now finally I have them back! Huzzah! And guess what? He likes it! He really likes it!
The pieces that the boys are working on are for a silent auction with the proceededs going to charity. I tried to get some good shots of the art and the hat but it was kinda either/or. These two have such effin talent, I can't wait to work more with Adam on designs for teamknit!
Now the pattern itself is pretty straight forward.
Using one skein of Rowan Cocoon and size 4.5 16" circs, cast on 72 sts and join, do a rib pattern of *k3 p3 k3 p1 k1 p1* for a good inch or longer if you'd like a more solid edge (the braided cable tends to scrunch up the ribbing) then begin the braided rib cable stitch.
1st row: *hold three stitches forward, k3, knit 3 from cable, k3, p1, k1, p1 * repeat to end
2nd, 3rd and 4th rows: *k9, p1, k1, p1* repeat to end
5th row: *k3, hold 3 stitches to back, k3, k3 from cable, p1, k1, p1 * repeat from to end
6th, 7th, and 8th row: *k9, p1, k1, p1* repeat to end
Rows 1-8 form pattern. Repeat for desired length. (mostly until hat covers ears and reaches the crown of your head) In all honesty I did not write down the decreases in full but from what I recall this is how basically how I did them. Each braid strand was reduced with a simple k2tog to make each one have two stitches for a total of 6 per braid still cabling on rows 1 and 5. I continued with 6,7,8 then I took out the ribbing sections by p3tog for a single round then reducing the remaining 6 to 4 by p2tog the first of the knit stitches and k1psso of the last. I continued in this fashion until i had one purl stitch and one knit stitch. Knit the entire next round and k2tog until I had 8 stitches left, broke the yarn and threaded it through the remaining stitches. knot twice and wove my ends in.
Adam wanted a pompom on his hat so if you don't know how to make one- pop a how-to in the googler.
This lovely pompom was made by Julie, my fingers weren't working when I tried to make one and she hapily obliged when I asked. Thanks babe. Attach pompom and there you have it!