I think this hat turned out so fun! I love the way it finishes in the rounded point! However it had a not so good beginning.
This one actually started out as a cardigan and was almost pitched. I just could not get happy with the swatch and was ready to throw out the idea and then my editor told me we needed a hat.
Um, would this work for a hat? I played around with the stitch pattern and came up the the idea of starting the design with mostly lace that would slowly shift into cables.
This hat is worked in the round from the brim up.
This was a fun and easy design to put together. It is always good to have these among the more labor intense designs. Gives you a little breather. Likewise it is good to have a more simple knit mixed in with the more complicated patterns.
I think it is delightful that you can mix a few simple patterns like seed stitch, an easy lace stitch and a four stitch cable to form a charming pattern for a design.
Estee is worked in the round. The size is adjustable.
This is another swatch that I pulled out of my basket. I put the rib stitch and cable and lace pattern together several years ago for a pullover design, but was never completely satisfied with it.
When I was putting the designs for this book together I pulled it out again. Then I came up with the idea of using it for a rounded yoke that started with the rib stitch and slowly moved into the cable and lace pattern.
This rounded yoke cardigan is knitted in one piece from the top down with raglan increases to shape the bodice.