06 November 2007

Koolhaas Finished

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Pardon the crap work camera photo (yet again). I finished earlier tonight shortly after I got to work. This was quite a satisfying knit - relatively simple with an easy to memorize stitch pattern, but with the cabling to keep me on my toes and thinking about what I was doing. I will very often modify something if I'm working with an existing pattern, but the only thing I changed on this was doing the ssk decreases as k2togtbl. It's a minor change and probably not noticeable, but I wanted to maintain the twisted stitch appearance.

The Highlander was also really nice to work with. For all the time I fondled this yarn and played with the prototypes while it was in development - not to mention coming up with names for most of the colorways - this is the first project I've actually knat with it. Wonderfully soft and very warm, and I'm thinking about working some matching wristers worked in this stitch pattern to go with the hat.

The other neat thing about this hat? It looks totally nice on the reverse side, too, so I made sure to weave in the ends so they're not noticeable.

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Not the same sense of movement the right side has, but some days you just need a change. Or, you know, have to dress yourself in the dark.

15 comments:

Julie said...

That really came out nice! Will you be bringing it for show and tell tonight?

laura said...

lovely! I have talked shmoo into letting me make this for him, but he's making me finish up some other stuff before I start it. Something about too much yarn and too many needles laying around....

Sean said...

love the use of the work "knat." I've been trying to get that into the main stream for a while. All this time I thought Highlander would be too thick for this pattern. What do I know?

Great job!

Cheryl said...

I love the way that Highlander knit up! So nice and tweedy. Looks great as a Koolhaas too.

Paul said...

The pattern and they yarn are perfect together! Nice job.

vuboq said...

Lovely! I want one in every color! {Sorry, was channeling Heidi Klum from Project Runway.)

I had to go re-read because I completely skipped over the word "knat." And after reading Sean's comment, thought it might mean "knit hat." *heh*

Scoutj said...

It looks great Mel!

FiberQat said...

Most excellent, Mel! I love how the reverse side is also wearable. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful hat...you are SO smart and talented...must be your genes.
Aunt Fran

textillian said...

Oh, getting dressed in the dark, trying to avoid the walk of shame, and ... nevermind.

The hat looks great. Congrats!

knitnzu said...

Nice hat! You know, the work camera may not take the glorious pics you are expecting, but it's not THAT bad!

Sheepish Annie said...

The hat...it's kool!!! Nice job!

Tim said...

phewey... Lost my last comment somehow. Oh well. Just wanted to say: that's one of the coolest hats I've ever seen. GREAT job!

And for the record, the camera work is fine...better than fine... (far better than mine usually is!) :-)

Grace and Peace,
`tim

Sam said...

That is some beautiful hat my friend. Quite architectural in fact. Have you ever seen Michelangelo's piazza del campidoglio? Your handiwork bears a stunning resemblance:

http://www.wrecom.org/upl/Image/campidoglio.jpg

Sean said...

Very sharp, sir. I myself am working on a knitted teddy bear at the moment. It's the first time I've knitted a toy.