Mandy’s Lacecap

Lacecap is done now and I’m looking forward to seeing it on my good pal, Mandy. She has pretty bright red hair lately and I think that will look great through the lace. Perhaps we can take a photo on Tuesday, eh Mandy?

Pattern: Lacecap from Knitty

Needles: Size 1, circular and double pointed

Yarn: Lana Knits Hemp for Knitting, fingering weight in the color Classic.

(photo added May 27, 2008)

I’m about done with Lacecap. (again)

I cast on for Lacecap again today with yarn doubled and used a needle two sizes larger just for the cast on. I did a long tail cast on, alternating the front and back yarns every other stitch. The edge will be more durable and stretchy this way. I also knit the first and last stitch of the cast on together to prevent gapping (decreasing one stitch) and increased one stitch on the next round to get back to the correct number of stitches.

Just finished the knitting on Lacecap and tried it on. Apparently knitting extra lace repeats was a bad idea in my case. The cap came down over my eyes!

I’m on the crown shaping of Lacecap. I am pleased with the pattern so far and haven’t found any mistakes. I am taking the advice of someone on Ravelry and adding extra length, as a lot of the caps have come out too short. I knit nine repeats of the lace pattern and 6-6.5 inches before decreasing. Next time I would also cast on with larger needles to make the edge more stretchy. I have enough yarn for another of these, so I will probably make one for myself.

The recipient, my best friend Mandy, has agreed to have her photo taken for the blog when the cap is finished! Yay!

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