I might have jumped the gun a bit on “Knit Whatever the Heck You Want” day. Here is what I was planning to knit today:
This is yet another variation (the fourth one) of my Super Slouch hat. I knit this with one skein of MadelineTosh Vintage in the “Ms Taylor” colorway, using the entire skein, save a few yards.
I have proven to myself that I can knit a Super Slouch in on day. I wound the yarn into a ball at around 10:00am and cast on (using a provisional cast-on and tubular ribbing) shortly there after.
I knit on it on and off all day yesterday, and finished it at about 11:00pm.
I will add this variation to the Super Slouch pattern in my Ravelry store in the next couple of days. Those of you who have already bought the pattern will receive notification from Ravelry that there is an update to the pattern and you will be able to download a new version. So y’all will have 4 variations on the one pattern. Such a deal.
Interestingly, I think I have received more questions about this pattern than any other. It’s because of the tubular ribbing. If you have never done tubular ribbing before, the instructions might look a little odd to you. It’s something that is hard to visualize just be reading the instructions. You just have to trust me on this and knit exactly as instructed! In answer to the top two questions about this pattern:
Yes, it does not seem like you are casting on enough stitches: your provisional cast-on is half the total number of stitches needed (if you read ahead in the pattern you will see this). And no, you do not have to pick up any stitches after pulling out the provisional cast-on.
“I’m set for the day.”
Goldfish Wanda sez:
“Who is that mysterious but lovely fishie I keep seeing outside my tank?”