Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Point

Oblio's Cap

Needle: size 9, dp. (circ’s would work, too)
Yarn: 2 skeins Lamb’s Pride Bulky, Mustard Yellow
Other accessories: blunt tapestry needle or crochet hook for hiding tails.
& some poly-fiber-fill for shaping.
Gauge: 11 st. = 3", 11 rows = 2"

Size: adult

CO 70 st. and divide onto your dp needles.
Rows 1-30: knit
Row 31 - begin decrease: *k12, ssk* repeat to end.
Rows 32-36: knit
Row 37: *k11, ssk* repeat to end.
Rows 38-42: knit
Row 43: *k10, ssk* repeat to end
Rows 44-48: knit

Continue decreasing in this manner, knitting one less stitch each decrease row (row 49: *k9, ssk.* row 55: *k8, ssk* etc.) and knitting five rows in between decreases, until you have 12 sts on your needles. (90 rows total)
Break yarn and pull through remaining sts.
Stuff cap with suitable amount of poly-fiber fill to get a correct fit and point.

For child’s size hat, try casting on only fifty st. (or any number divisible by 5) and working only 15-20 rows before starting the decrease.

To figure out what decrease to start at, divide your cast on number by five and subtract two.

Example: if you wanted a much smaller hat, say 40 st. you would start the decrease with *k6, ssk* whereas if you wanted a much bigger hat, say 100 st, you would start the decrease with *k18, ssk*

I’ve also wanted to knit another Oblio hat and try felting it!
Please post pictures of finished projects so that I can see how this pattern is working for other people and let me know how it comes out if you felt one, too!

Thanks, and Enjoy!
*and keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming pattern of Oblio's dog Arrow!
(might not actually happen until the end of the summer...? who knows)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

good going..

finally i have my blog set up and ready to go & what a fitting occasion to kick it off -
not only is tonight going to be a sweet potluck on wilder street(!), but last night my roommate [the namesake of my blog subtitle] had some huge party while i was celebrating my belated birthday with family in Lincolin Mass... loud music issued from the attic, lots of people came, so did the cops, underage drinkers were numerous & ticketed, said roommate was fined and has to go to court, said roommate let his friends go through my stuff and use my things and when i came home early in the morning there were two strange, underage girls sleeping in my bed. where i wanted to be sleeping. needless to say they were more flustered than i was, waking up to the pissed off owner of their comfortable cocoon.

But anyway. i digress... this is where i'm going to post my little knitting anecdotes, patterns and thoughts thereof.

starting.... now:

Kate is really into Moomins and showed me her complete comics of book tonight.... she decided that she's going to get a knitting moomins tattoo, and i decided that we were going to make ourselves masks like the moomins wear while they're knitting.pictures will be posted promptly when the moomin masks are finished.

i was originally thinking that my first shared pattern would be my [w.i.p.] eurypterid but i don't think it will be finished anytime soon since i've only gotten as far as the arms and that is the hard part, so i've decided that my first pattern will be the Oblio hat that i made in october.

okay that's enough babbling for tonight.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

this is a test

to see how my blog works.