Friday, February 5, 2010
Fibers on Friday: A Hat for ME
Finally! A hat for me! This pattern is called "The Amanda Hat". I'm really liking it and I've been able to learn yet ANOTHER thing about knitting this season: LACE! It's very pretty and pretty easy once you get the hang of it. It took me a little searching the internet to figure out what I was initially doing wrong. For posterity I will tell you (who knows who's interested but I'm always thinking of people who may stumble across this blog and need this info):
Part of the pattern is a YO (yarn over). I thought this was merely bringing the working yarn from the back to the front as if to purl. But in this pattern one actually has to WRAP the yarn around the right needle (from back to front) ending up with the working yarn in the back again as if to knit. Thereby creating an extra stitch in the form of a loop or a wrap. Once I learned that, I was good to go.
This pattern is nice and easy, but I wouldn't recommend using two strands of yarn held together as I'm doing....it gets a little too complicated in the lace pattern
BTW, my girls did a few of the stitches! They are very interested in knitting!