Wednesday, February 18, 2009

slip slidin' clo-che...

Here’s a look at the finished Side Slip Cloche. I’ve been hoping for a few more days of weather that warrants its wearing. I'm considering ripping back to a few rows before the decreases began so that the body is shorter and it sits on my head without totally covering my ears. I think it’ll be more flattering and work better with my hairstyle. I think that will also make the adorable ruffle pop-up more.

Overall I really really love this hat. And when I get it more to my liking it’s going to be fantastic. I’m also very happy with the yarn I chose from my stash – one hank of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Rose Spice. It feels so soft and luxurious. This hat would be a great gift project and I think I’ll want to knit more for myself in varying yarns and colors.

If I had any complaints about this project they would be about the pattern (from the book Boutique Knits). While overall it’s pretty simple, it’s a little vague in some areas and totally lacked information in others. There is a “diagram” in the book that is supposed to illustrate where to join the band at the ruffle. But it’s pretty unclear. It turns out I was not the only knitter to think so. When I began searching for help on Raverly I found several others who shared my frustrations were guessing at what the pattern meant. After much trial and error (and a few frustrated, near tearful emails to my Bestie), I got it figured it out. I will probably post my own drawing of where to join the band on Raverly, along with a few other helpful tips – like when to switch to double-points and modifying the length to customize the body of the hat. You can find me on Raverly under the name iheartloucon.

5 comments:

Eric Coomer said...

That's purdy.

Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

Thanks Earache.

Rebecca said...

it's lovely. the color is perfect on you! and looks great with your hair-do, too!

Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

Thanks Rebecca! Raspberry seems to be my color. My momma says so anyhow...

Sarah H. said...

I love it! Instead of unknitting, could you take it in by sewing a seam on the inside? Just an idea; I don't know if it would be noticible on the outside or not.