after lots of
false starts and stops,
i have ended up with just the yarn
to make exactly the hat that i was looking for.
yes, finally. ahh.
the test knitting has begun. final photos
might be able to happen tomorrow depending upon
weather and availability.
tech editing and layout are next…
then the new pattern can be released.
let me introduce ‘sinew’:
slouchy when worn straight up,
fitted when worn with the brim folded precisely.
warm, without being bulky or restrictively tight.
it is just what i wanted.for the record: straight up simple is not the easiest to do.
there’s nowhere to hide decreases or shaping.
every stitch has to ‘play nice’
with all the others.