Saturday, June 07, 2008


Editorial Caps
Originally uploaded by Wordpurler
Ack. Sorry, Ravenclaws, I've been working like a house-elf on end-of-year stuff for my Muggle school. The hats pictured here are the garments with which i set free three of my senior house-elves, the three editors on the yearbook staff.

All are variations on the Basic Cable hat from Stitch'n'Bitch Nation, which I've now made about eight times, I think...great basic beanie. Of course I'm not happy with the plain rope cable any more, though, so all three were tweaked to my heart's desire.

From left to right:

1. Husky purple for my managing editor #1, attending UW this fall in Seattle...6-stitch silver dollar cable.

2: Charcoal grey, or "east coast grey" as I think of it, since here in the Northwest we're all about the earth tones--for managing editor #2, attending Northeastern in Boston this fall...I call this one the "brain wave" because i did a rope cable alternating L and R crosses so it didn't twist but waved.

3: Leaf green for my editor-in-chief, attending Journalism school (yay!) at Northwestern this fall in Chicago...This one had the most tweaks, because it was a 9-stitch braided cable. I wrote up the pattern for this one and I'll post it soon. I love how it turned out!

Oh, and all 3 were in Patons Classic Wool...Purple, Charcoal, and Leaf, I believe. Size 7s for the ribbing and 8 for the cabled portion.


Lavender A said...

Isn't Pattons Classic Wool the best?

Nice braided cable! If you write it up, I might have to borrow it for a HalloWig :)

Minerva Kwikspell said...

LOVE those hats!! Lucky little Muggles. ;o)

Lavender Diggory-Dolohov said...

You have got to be the coolest teacher!! Very sweet and thoughtful!!

Toni said...

Fabulous hats! The elves will be pleased.

And wine is SUCH an essential! :) We let that one slide under the "food" rule as not buying anything new AND not getting wine would possibly lead to divorce....:)

If you're ever in Boise, bring those sleeves! I'll probably STILL be working on that darn shawl!!!!! :)