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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Circular Knitting

I finally tried my hand at circular knitting without using double point needles. I used two circular needles instead. It was slow getting set up, but after several rounds I finally got the hang of it. Hey, this is the best thing since sliced bread! It's so simple!!! I don't think I'll ever try using DPNs.

I completed my first knitting in the round, a little pink hat, using Sarah Bradberry's Family Watch Cap pattern. It was fun! It went so much quicker than cable or lace knitting. It feels great to actually complete something, ya know? It wasn't perfect though, I got the "ladder" effect on the ribbing. Fortunately it is not very noticeable because of the K1P1 ribbing. I'll have to improve my joining technique next time.

Yarn: Cleckheaton Country 8 Ply DK superwash wool, Pale Iris color. Used a little more than 1 ball.
Needle: 3.25 mm (US3) & 4.00 mm (US6)

3 stitch(es):

Dandy said...

thats adorable!!

Anonymous said...

What is the name of the pattern? It turned out really cute!

Anonymous said...

I love hats too. For years I knit and never tried to make anything totally without a pattern. My first effort was a hat, and I have made quite a few with no pattern now. You can get very fre wheeling and have a lot of fun. Hats are great because they are fast, don't take a lot of yarn and you don't have to make two to match. :-) Merigold