Monday, December 27, 2010

:: festive ::

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S !

I know this is the season of all kinds of Holidays, for example we celebrate 2 Christmases and 2 New Years, fun isn't it?! All the rushing to finish the gifts in time.. just like many of you I was still knitting on a gift on Xmas Eve... Go me! I finished and it even dried by the Xmas morning, went "green" by skipping the wrapping paper and it's really loved by the recipient. Although his last hat he *cough* felted in a washing machine *cough*, but it all happened to us once in a while....

The hats are never enough, they have to go with some particular outfit, match the style and go in color, at least in my wardrobe... But there are never enough cabled hats. Classic, modern, slightly rustic and soft. I've had a skein of Rowan Cocoon left from my Sideways Cable hat from 2 seasons ago. So I put on a recent Harry Potter movie, get some DPNs to accompany my journey to a new cabled hat.




So this is Hineri.

Hineri in translation from Japanese means "a twist". The cables of this hat are worked with a little more fabric in the twists in order to give them more volume and not be so visibly consumed by the twisting.

Some information about the materials:

Yarn: Rowan Cocoon or 130 yards (119 m) of any Aran weight yarn

Needles: US 8 and US 9 DPNs (or your other favorite method of circular knitting)

: 15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in over washed and blocked St st swatch worked in the round on larger needle

: 22, 22.5"


Pattern here

As it's Christmas, this hat pattern is my gift to you!

We finally hit freezing temperatures here and I know blizzards are raging in the States. Time to go dig your stash for some bulky and let knitting of the hats commence!

Keep warm and stay safe!

7 comments:

  1. Realy nice hat! You are generous!

    Happy new year and my better wishes to have plenty of time to knit in 2011!

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  2. Lovely pattern! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great holiday.

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  4. Wonderful, thank you for sharing!! Happy new year!

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  5. Love the hat and really, really love your blouse, how adorable!

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  6. Hope you had a great Chrsitmas and New Year Day.
    Let's get together pretty soon!

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  7. I love this hat, but have tried knitting it several times without success. I keep getting large gaps to the left of each cable (when you move on to the purl stitch following the 2nd k6 sequence of the cable). I feel as though I'm pulling the yarn very tight, but maybe still not tight enough? Any other ideas on how to fix? THANKS!

    Laurie

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