Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fair Isle Mystery Hat - Part IV

Now for shaping the top of the hat! You will only use color Blue for the remainder of the hat
Please see the instructions below if you've never worked on double pointed needles. If you are familiar with double points, just skip this section and begin with Round 40.

Working from Circular Needles to Double Pointed Needles

Why do you need to switch to double pointed needles? As you begin decreasing sts as noted on the rounds below, the needles will become too long to accommodate such a small circle. Double pointed needles simply allow you to maker smaller and smaller circles. They are not much different than circular needles.

You will begin working on double pointed needles on Round 45. Pick up a double pointed needle in your right hand. Knit the first 23 sts on to that needle. Pick up a second double pointed needle and knit the next 23 sts on to that needle. Pick up a third double pointed needle and knit the remaining 23 sts on to that needle.



Now your circular needles should be empty and you will no longer use them. The photo below is how your project should look at the end of the round.

To begin the next round you will pick up a 4th needle and work the stitches from the first needle on to it. When you've finished knitting those stitches you will have an empty needle. Knit the stitches from the second needle on to the empty needle. See how easy this is? Just keep knitting the stitches from the next needle on to the empty needle. If it sounds confusing, just try it...needle by needle; it makes more sense when you are actually working the stitches.


Remaining Pattern using color Blue:
Round 40 (Knit 10, k2tog) repeat around - you should now have 88 sts remaining.

Round 41 Knit all stitches.

Round 42 (Knit 9, k2tog) repeat around - you should now have 80 sts remaining.

Round 43 Knit all stitches.

Round 44 (Knit 8, k2tog) repeat around - you should now have 72 sts remaining.

Round 45 Switch to double pointed needles (see tutorial above). Knit all stitches.

Round 46 (Knit 7, k2tog) repeat around - you should now have 64 sts remaining.

Round 47 Knit all stitches.

Round 48 (Knit 6, k2tog) repeat around - you should now have 56 sts remaining.

Round 49 Knit all stitches.

Round 50 (Knit 5, k2tog) repeat around - you should have 48 sts remaining.

Round 51 Knit all stitches.

Round 52 (Knit 4, k2tog) repeat around - you should have 40 sts remaining.

Round 53 Knit all stitches.

Round 54 (Knit 3, k2tog) repeat around - you should have 32 sts remaining.

Round 55 Knit all stitches.

Round 56 (Knit 2 sts, k2tog) repeat around - you should have 24 sts remaining.

Round 57 Knit all stitches.

Round 58 (Knit 1 stitch, k2tog) repeat around - you should have 16 sts remaining.

Round 59 Knit all stitches.

Round 60 (K2tog) repeat around. You should have 8 sts remaining. Cut yarn leaving a 12" tail. Using a finishing needle, weave yarn through remaining stitches and fasten. Weave in all yarn ends.

Enjoy!


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7 comments:

  1. I am so glad I have Friday's off...Guess what I plan on doing??? Neat-o

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  2. Yeah! I've finished.
    I will put photos up on my blog a little later.
    Can't wait to see what the next knit a long is, is it another Mystery one?

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  3. I have finished my hat! You can see it here at my blog:

    www.scrapovers.com/blog

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  4. Jillian10/26/2007

    Thank you so much for this awesome knit along! It was so much fun! I can't wait for the next KAL!

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  5. I finished my hat over the weekend and I absolutely love it! I've never done a knit along before and it's great. I'm ready to sign up for the next one!

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  6. Tracy from Georgia10/30/2007

    I just learned how to fair isle over the weekend....LOVE IT!! I had been waiting for your pattern to post, but was having a hard time seeing it on a daily basis. Is there a way to get the color chart for the pattern?? I do better following that way.

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  7. Anonymous11/04/2013

    Question: I have done color work before, in the round, but sort of taught myself. I read that one needed to come over the top of the previous color to avoid holes, however, this leaves one with the two (or more) colors twisted together from the balls to the needles, so I have to stop and untwist them regularly. Am I doing something incorrect? Virginia Curtis vlcl3@att.net

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