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Not-so-brown paper package tied-up with string

29 Mar
All tied up with string

This not-so-brown paper package tied-up with string was sent to font author James T. Edmondson.

The James T. Edmondson project is finally done. Woo! Success. I received feedback from James and he said he loves his hat and wears it all the time in the cool of San Francisco. Yep, San Francisco can be a little cool–I visited there once and I can remember a bit of a chill in the Bay air. I’ve probably mentioned it a bajillion times on social media now, but if you haven’t heard; James is the creator of the font, Lavanderia. Lavanderia is the cool-looking script font you see on the KnitStitchery logo.

The honeycomb pattern eventually won my internal debate. It was either that or a horseshoe cable pattern. My husband wasn’t too thrilled about the honeycomb, but it wasn’t his hat. I thought the pattern would be perfect with the gray yarn. When the hat isn’t stretched out, the stitches look deep and grooved; but when it is worn, it makes a subtle trellis-like pattern. I thought the hat’s overall look was classic and masculine.

When worn, the Honeycomb cables stretch out to a trellis-like pattern.

When worn, the Honeycomb cables stretch out to a trellis-like pattern. I have a smaller head, so the top stitches don’t look as stretched out.

I was adamant about doing the honeycomb pattern, and thankfully so. My tenacity kept me going during the many times I had to back-track on this hat. Finally, I found the offending extra stitch and that made my knitting smooth sailing from there. Unfortunately, when I was done and putting the finishing touches on this hat, I accidentally snipped a stitch at the bottom. Ack! Anyone who knits knows what a pain it is to have to re-do the ribbing at the bottom. But I suppose it was for the best, as I had started out with a 1×1 rib at the bottom, but decided to make it into a 2×2 rib instead. I think it turned out nicely, don’t you?

A close-up picture of the Honeycomb Hat for James T. Edmondson

A close-up picture of the Honeycomb Hat with the 2×2 ribbing.

So, lesson learned. If you keep having to re-do your rows, there just might be a wrong stitch somewhere.

The finished productHoneycomb Hat for James T. Edmondson

The finished product
Honeycomb Hat for James T. Edmondson

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