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Project

Falling Block Hat

What you will need

  • US 6 / 4.0 mm / UK 8
  • Wool

Q&A with rknitandweave

rigasgirl asked:
Lovely work!!!! How you deal with twisted yarn. Do you finally resolve these problem and how????
rknitandweave answered:
I do continental knitting and hold the balls of yarn up close to me tucked in beside me on the chair so they don't go rolling around. I also, although not recommended by Alastair, keep the yarns tensioned. So I think this all keeps them pretty much in line. Then as you keep the yarn that isn't seen on either side in the middle of the three strands I simply watch to see how the yarn that needs to move needs to travel in order to not become tangled. Once you begin knitting it really isn't as hard as it sounds. And then when or if it does start to tangle because the balls of yarn haven't moved it is really a quick fix to uncross them and get them all back in line!
eskimommafl asked:
Love the 3-dimensional look. Where did you get the pattern?
rknitandweave answered:
It is Falling Blocks Hat - by Alasdair Post-Quinn. The pattern can be purchased as part of his book Extreme Double Knitting or Individually. It is available here or through Ravelry I believe.
Cammy asked:
I love, love, love this hat!
rknitandweave answered:
Thank you! I can't wait for the weather to turn cold enough to wear it!
Debbie Locklear Tucker asked:
i love this hat ..i am doing my best to learn to do these projects...great job
rknitandweave answered:
Thanks. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did.