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11.16.2007

FO: Gretel


Pattern: Gretel by Ysolda
For: Me
Yarn: 2.72 hanks of Elsebeth Lavold Angora in Cherry Red
Source: Loopy Yarns
Needles: US size 5 and 7 Knit Picks Options
Timeline: started 10.21.2007; finished 10.26.2007

This pattern was amazingly well-written. I made the slouchy version and the only thing I would change if knitting it again would be to do the cast on on larger needles, maybe 6s.

This was my first time doing a tubular cast on, which was interesting. It turned out tighter than I think it was supposed to, but I'm a pretty tight knitter, so I'm not sure what the problem was.

The yarn is gorgeous. I found out about it at a yarn tasting at Loopy Yarns and was so glad it would work for this pattern. It's a tad itchy, but I think my forehead is just really sensitive. All in all, I love this hat and have already worn it a lot. I'm definitely going to keep seeking out slouchy hat pattern. I think Estella might be my next choice.

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