FO Friday 09.02.18

I managed to finish two goodies this week, neither of which are much use today as it’s gloriously sunny in Glasgow!

First up, I finally finished my swirl hat

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I’d been putting it off for a wee while because I’d reached the point where there were too few stitches for my circular needles and I needed to switch to DPNs. I’ve never used DPNs before. But if you don’t try, you never learn, and the hat is just for me so totally messing it up wouldn’t have been a disaster.

I think my DPNs were too big (they aren’t labelled) because there were some pretty big gaps between my stitches when I finished. But I fixed them as best I could when sewing in the end and they’re not too noticeable. Aside from that it was really quite simple, I should have just picked them up sooner!

The other item is my lovely Tunisian scarf. I must say I was a little worried when I finished and had the most curled-up scarf ever, but of course blocking did it’s magic thing.

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You can see that the end really wants to keep curling though. I did find a solution to this for future makes, which I’ll tell you about tomorrow.

I got a wee bit cross with the yarn when this one un-dyed section appeared halfway through the skein.

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But it’s grown on me and now I just see it as a unique feature of this particular scarf.

Would that one odd stripe put you off the scarf? Who else has some FOs to share? Let me know in the comments!

Hannah

xXx

22 thoughts on “FO Friday 09.02.18”

  1. First of all, that hat is fabulous!! The yarn you selected is just right for the pattern. It reminds me of cotton candy or an ice cream twist! I don’t think the undyed section of yarn would bother me at all. I’m kinda chill about things like that. Everything looks swell. 🙂

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  2. Bravo on the hat and the scarf, Hannah. I really like the colours on the hat! And glad to hear that more DPN-knitting is in store for you. 🙂 Making the switch from the circular to DPNs is one of my favourite hat-knitting steps.

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  3. I like it Hannah. Even with the undied bit… it fits. It works.

    The hat … adorable. But somehow, I feel like it perhaps should have a wee flower on the side – maybe level with your eyes or just above. made from the same yarn. You have such beautiful eyes and the flower would draw attention to them.
    But … it looks great even without it.
    Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  4. I love the hat colors. I also love the undyed stripe. Why not? Very nice.

    I have no FOs. I have too many projects on the needles and not enough time. 😉

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