Norwegian Banded Hat - Inside out.

V's picture

At Yugi Dean's request, I'm posting a picture of the hat inside out.


MMario's picture

WOW! so neat and tidy it's practically reversible!
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albert's picture

Very smooth stranding indeed!

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PaxKnitter's picture

Wow!! Your work is truly an inspiration.


YugiDean's picture

Oooo, thank you! So wonderful! I am looking forward to attempting this technique in the (near?) future!

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BuduR's picture

Haha! I didn't read the description and my first thought was, Now THAT is a cool hat.

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V's picture

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

For fair isle knitting, I use the two handed method. My left hand carries the pattern yarn and is knit in the continental fashion and my right hand uses the background yarn using the throw fashion. My pattern stitches come out a little looser so it shows better.

kiwiknitter's picture

I do exactly the same as you. I admire the tensioning of your floats; I don't think my floats are as nice and neat as yours. I am working on a stranded jumper right now and for the first time I am knitting it with floats instead of weaving every other stitch. I'm a bit nervy about what the gauge will be after washing and blocking, but so far, all seems OK. Do you have a limit as to the maximum number of stitches before catching the float strand?

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grandcarriage's picture

I do the same thing...two handed knitting. Do you also knit left handed as well? The first time I did that at a fair-isle class (I was the only man and the youngest by about 15-20 years) all the women got very quiet and suddenly "noticed" me. I was the only one to do this... The added benefit is of course that you always get to look at the "right side of the fabric". (Of course, doing fair-isle in the round on a hat, it's not neccessary, but you get what I mean).

Your workmanship is impeccable. I'm very impressed.

VillageKnittiot's picture

That is very inspirational. I have yet to try fair isle knitting just yet. ( I don't even like doing stripes!) I think I need to do some practice swatches to see if I can figure it out before I attempt anything seen in public.

MasonM's picture

Wow, that's amazing. The inside of my first attempt isn't even close to looking that neat. Impressive.


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You're a total ROCK STAR!!! That is truly amazing work. You set the mark high.


V's picture

Thanks guys!