Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Looks almost like an acorn

in this shot, thought the color is truer.

If I roll the brim up a little more, and pull the whole hat down on the head, the crown kind of smooths out,

but if I make it again, I'll either work more decreases per round or put the decrease rounds a little closer together.

Anyway, I had some leftover Wool-Ease, and I wanted to make a hat for the Sow's Ear project for Cedar Rapids, and I wanted some conversational knitting to take for Last Saturday knitting.

Just repeating k2, p2 is something even I can do while conversing. Short repeat, every round is the same. If you work it on a multiple of four it gives you classic ribbing, which would have been fine, but I wanted something that at least looked a bit more complicated. So I worked it on a multiple of four plus three. Ta Da! A nice diagonal rib, and you never have to pay attention to which row you are on. Thanks to the miracle of math, just k2,p2 and the pattern emerges. I didn't even place a marker until after the brim, because why mess with sliding it if you don't need it in the first place?

I was quite pleased with myself, though it's true that sometimes I'm pretty easily amused.


CatBookMom said...

What a cute result from a simple modification to K2,P2. I'm going to try this for my next charity hat. My senior ladies will really like this.

Elizabeth said...

Very nice!

YarnThrower said...

I love it! Complicated, yet simple :-)