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Folknits Qiviuq Herringbone Hat

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Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Classic, Traditional, Eco-Friendly, Funky
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What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Folknits Qiviug Herringbone Hat by Wendy Chambers

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What materials did you use? 100% Muskox qiviuq (30g black/12.5g natural), 40cm/3.25mm circular needle, 40cm/3.5mm circular needle, 3.25mm dp needles, stitch markers

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What are you most proud of? I've never tried a Fair Isle pattern before and this one turned out really well. I managed to keep the yarn tension consistent and the pattern worked up nicely. The braid technique was really interesting to try. I may incorporate this into future projects.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I am ashamed to say that I never knit the tension swatch. I've always just jumped right into the project... With a wool as expensive as this i would recommend knitting the sample. I got lucky and my tuque fits (whew). Follow the directions for the braid and DO NOT attempt to untwist the yarn; they will, as promised, untwist in the second round.

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See...you can be warm and fashionable! Very cute! Keeping warm in your part of the world is a must. It looks so pretty there, but chillleeeeeeee!

04/17/2012 Flag

Thank you for the comments! It was a chilly -21C here this morning. Although I shouldn't complain because the sun has come back and the snow is melting (slowly, but still melting).

04/17/2012 Flag

You are welcome! You deserve it! My husband and me watch a show on TV called Ice Pilots, following Buffalo Airways...out of Yellow Knife! What a small world! Say Hellloooo to the Sun for me up there! Keep creating! I can't wait to see your next creation!

04/17/2012 Flag

Beautiful job!

04/18/2012 Flag

Thank you!

06/12/2012 Flag