Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Dualing FOS: Incognito and Snow White Duck

On the same day as I finished my caplet, I actually finished up 2 other projects, which I've been negligent in blogging about. First up- the completely reversible Incognito.
 Pattern: Incognito 

Needles: 5mm

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Dove Grey and Black
 

Mods: Basically, I knit two of them. I eliminated the hem, and instead made it totally reversible- one side grey with a black 'stache, the other side black with a grey 'stache.  In order to provide a seamless look on both sides, I kitchener stitched the final hem together.  This gives the cowl/neckwarmer a lot of extra warmth on really frosty days, plus a little moustache versatility.
 
Next up, we have the Duck Duck Goose hat designed by Eliza Toser, who is working on drafting a pattern. This was a combination of test knit and fulfilling a request  for my friend (and model) Monica who wanted a white hat. It was also knitted on 5mm needles, in Berroco Vintage yarn.
 
  
The hat knits up quickly and beautifully, and would really look it's best in a variegated yarn. The daisy stitch would highlight a lovely handpainted yarn perfectly, and the slightly rolled brim and slouch are really flattering for the wearer. I love this hat! Will definitely make another.

15 comments:

slamskatkitten said...

i love both of these projects!

i think the kitchener stitch is a true test of love. the more you love someone, the more you're willing to kitchener stitch for them! i still mostly try to avoid it...

KraftXCore said...

The hat has the perfect amount of slouch!

--Maggie

Sarah said...

Ha ha, that incognito is so funny! And the hat is really pretty. I think I want to see of I can pull off the slouch hat look.

Michele said...

The slouchy hat is so pretty! I love the stitch pattern on it.

CanarySanctuary said...

I super love that hat.
My eyes will keep open for that knit.

Double the stache, double the fun :D

Aesderina said...

Wow what a productive day for you!!
I love the mustache. that is too freaking cute I think I might have to make one for myself when I'm boarding.
thanks for sharing the hat, I've added to my queue, I love the pattern swirl.

Phoe said...

Great hat and cowl. Love the colors too.

Allison said...

Both turned out wonderfully! The mustaches are cracking me up.

Hilary said...

That Incognito is awesome!! I love that you thought about "moustache versatility". :)

And the hat is really beautiful. The rolled brim is lovely!

Monique said...

Nice job on your projects. I've gotta learn to take on some of those smaller projects once in a while. Need some instant gratification every now and then.

Kristen said...

Great projects.

Beautiful hat pattern and I love incognito, makes me smile every time I see one.

yoel said...

That cowl always cracks me up! The hat is lovely--it has the perfect amount of slouch.

soknitpicky said...

I love that incognito! I love the hat too, but I can never pull off a hat :-(

Maryse said...

The Incognito is really cute! Very nice white hat! I admire you for blogging about other projects during the Ravelympics!

Rima said...

I love both of them! The incognito is hilarious. One does need versatility.