Saturday, February 16, 2008

FO: Shedir

Samantha's Shedir

Pattern: Shedir, Knitty special edition
Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool, #8339 Marine
Needles: Knit Picks Options size 4, magic loop; KP DPNs size 1 & 3 for cast on
Started: Janurary 26
Finished: February 16
Modifications: tubular cast on courtesy of TECHknitter, cabled w/o cable needle
shedir blockingWhat I learned: The tubular cast on really makes for a professional looking FO. Don't work the cast on with DPNs if you can avoid it, I ended up with some funky gaps at two of the joins. Blocking works wonders for really making the cables pop. And stretching the hat to fit properly. I got lucky with a glass pumpkin candy dish we had lying around from Halloween and a cereal bowl.

Samantha's Shedir

6 comments:

Larjmarj said...

Really nice work! Haven't tried the tubular cast on yet. I'll bet your wife absolutely loves it. Maybe Mr. Larj will make me one LOL!!

He did the one dishcloth and that was it. >:-(

The Happy College Knitter said...

That looks great, what a beautiful color! keep the blue comin!

Jason said...

Beautiful job! And that is a fantastic blue. I think I want to knit one for myself. :-)

Charlene Schurch gives a "tubular cast-on in the round" instruction in her book "Hats On!" Super easy and no sewing needed.

Maia said...

Gorgeous!

Hannah said...

Breath-taking! It's been a while since I've knit something so intricate or time consuming, but this is seriously inspiring... It looks perfect!

Merrie Cuylter said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The color, the pattern...everything! I'm in awe.
Karen O