Saturday, November 13, 2010

16 Cables???

I first saw this hat last winter in the Plucky Knitters group as one of the members had test knitted it. I liked the design of it...the waviness of it, who knows, I just liked it!

I found the yarn via one of my favorite hand dyed yarn pushers and cast on...March 29, 2009. I usually cable without a needle unless it's on a bulky yarn. Well, when you are cabling 16 stitches, you are so not doing it without a needle for sure!

Hard color to capture, here it is in skein form. I started this last March, just never finished it. Not a hard pattern to follow, I guess I got distracted or it got hot..who knows.

Fast forward to this fall. My quest to make my Wip basket a bit smaller led me to finish it finally!

I just love the cable scrunchiness of it. Pardon the sunlight affecting some of the pictures though!

How hard is it to take a picture of the back/top of your head huh!
16 Cable Hat
It has a wee bit of slouchiness, which is just what I wanted. I had cast on for the extra slouchy version, but when it was time to knit 10 more rows to do so, then the decreases, I didn't have it in me to do it. Don't get me wrong it's not the pattern, although being a tight knitter, those 16 stitch cables about killed my hands! I did get the usual holes after the cabled stitches, tried to tighten up by knitting/purling TBL. It did work a bit.

16 Cable Hat
After a soak and drying (which I did flat) it poufed up and you can't see those pesky holes at all. It fits great and so glad I didn't extra slouch it!

16 Cable Hat
Cannot wait for colder weather...if it ever gets here! hrmphf!

16 Cable Hat by Annette Petavy
The Plucky Knitter Superwash Merino Worsted, Charcoal and Cordial colorway
US 8 circulars, 16" and 40"
Started: March, 2010
Finished: November, 2010

Next to knit a matching cowl for it. I found this one. Let's hope it doesn't take a year for me to knit/finish it LOL!

ETA: Thanks to Rosi reminding me, I'm thinking of knitting hers as the cables are vertical instead of horizontal. Also, another hint on hers I picked up is putting the stitches from the cable needle back on the left hand needle to knit. I'm definately trying that one!


Acornbud said...

Very cool! Love the colors.

Monique said...

Wow! 16 cables! I love the colors too. Great job!

Rosi G. said...

Love it! My free Scrunchable cowl pattern also has those cables. :-)

Knitting Kris said...

Zonda, this is gorgeous! Lovely colors, and beautiful knitting!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Love love the color of that hat. It's STUNNING!

And the cables are just lovely as well.

Suits you very well!

freshisle said...

Lovely. Great colour on you.

Discoknits said...

That looks so squishy :0) Great colours.

Affiknitty said...

I love the big cables. I'm adding that one to my list. Thanks for the link!

Kaye said...

Very cool! And it almost looks brain-ish!

dianne said...

Love it! It looks great on you!

turtlegirl76 said...

oooh I love that hat! It is so pretty! Love the color you chose for it too.

Carol said...

Cables are such a PITA. But they are so niiiiice.....

weezalana said...

Oh, I LOVE that! I hardly wear the hats I have, but I may have to knit this anyway! Off to queue!