Oh, what will it be?
I’ve not started a sweater after finishing Fern because I wanted to wait until after Christmas. That is because I wanna see what I get for Christmas. I flat out asked for yarn for one sweater, and did some blatant hinting for another, so if either of those materialize, I’ll start one of them. Probably on December 25.
No, I’m not gonna tell you what they are. Telling would jinx it!
Last Friday the lovely and talented Bonne Marie, creator of the Bucket-o-Chic pattern emailed me and we chatted about the wavy-ness of the brim of my Skye Bucket.
Note to myself — if I ever see a yarn called “Scum,” buy it and knit a bucket hat so I can call it my Scum Bucket.
Bonne Marie offered the possibility of holding the yarn doubled but picking up stitches at the ratio of 3:4 instead of 5:6. She was concerned that if I knit the brim with a single thickness it would roll. I countered with the suggestion of a single thickness garter stitch or seed stitch brim.
If you head on over to Chicknits, you’ll see she knitted a hat incorporating her suggestion, and it came out beautifully.
By the way Silvia had an intriguing idea about how to salvage my wavy hat . . .
Since it’s felted, why don’t you cut the brim and make it shorter then overcast the cut edge by hand then steam/wash and see what it looks like?
Isn’t that clever? Maybe I’ll try that!
And of course, I had to knit another hat incorporating my idea. I knitted my hat out of Lopi Light and picked up stitches for the brim according to the original pattern. But I did not knit the brim double thickness. I used one strand of yarn and knit the brim garter stitch.
Here’s the hat pre-felting:
Tossed it in the washer and sent it through twice. And here it is, in all its felted glory:
I did very minimal post-felting manipulation — just popped it over a tin to dry and smoothed it down a bit. Not a wave in sight!
It’s coming along.
I think Lucy is practicing for her career as a spokesmodel.