Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Well Gosh Golly Gee Whiz!
Ain't this just "Swell"? Pattern: "Swell" from Knitty Yarn: Plymouth Encore held doubled Gauge: 3.5 stitches to the inch and pattern directions for smallest size followed - thus fitting a 22 inch head. Needles: US 10.5 I changed the gauge because the pattern called for Cascade 220 at 4.5 stitches to the inch (or something) and well, that's fuckin' crazy. It looked like swiss cheese at that gauge so I said screw it, held the yarn doubled and got a gauge that would work with the numbers to get the size I needed. Brilliant aren't I? This will be a gift for my nephew. He wanted a hat similar to the one that Dill wears on "The Rugrats" and well, that one is hideous. So he gets this instead. A bit more spiffy I say.