Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Felted Cloche

This Christmas I'm making a few felted knits for people. This hat is the first one that I can cross of my list.

I added one of my chocheted flower pins for a little extra somethin' and splash of color.

Pattern Source: This is a pattern print out that I picked up at a yarn shop years ago, can't recall when and where.
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino
Needles: size 10.5
Notes: Jo Ann Fabrics sells this yarn. It's often on sale and it felts great!


Before and after shots to show how huge this was before I felted it!

Picture doesn't really do it justice.


Update on the iCord Maker:
Thanks you for your comments and suggestions. I also asked Betz White (she's so nice) and she sent me a very nice email and gave some tips like:

• You have to use a fingering wt yarn
• Be sure you have enough weight on it.
• Keep tension on the yarn/cord coming out the bottom so the stitches go down inside the machine.

So I tried it again, took my time and made sure the yarn wasn't splitting on me in those latches (they are picky and that was one of my problems before). I made sure the weight was pulling the icord down and that the yarn coming in had slack. It was working wonderfully. I got 60" done and then the crank started turning a bit hard, and then SNAP! One of the latch needles busted right off. You've got to be kidding me - AHHHHHH!!!


Carrie S. said...

I love the way that cloche turned out! Nice job - I have to find a pattern now!

moosie said...

omg, I cant believe your icord maker broke, that sucks! you should try and see if they will exchange it or write the company.

Pheelya said...

OOOOO!! The cloche is beautiful!!

Susan said...

Love the hat and that apron is darling.
I have never tried a cord maker like that.
Hope you are doing well.

Cinnamonamon said...

Uck -- stinkin' cheapo plastic! lol Maybe a twisted cord instead? I dunno how it would felt, though. Love the hat -- I felted w/ patons last year, but didn't know it felted THAT much and ended up with slippers that barely fit me instead of slippers for my much-bigger-footed Grandma.

I hope you can exchange the I-cord maker!

Kaet said...

sorry to hear about the icord maker...i guess it was just too good to be true! the hat is really amazing! i love felted hats and this one is a beauty!

a friend to knit with said...

the hat is beautiful! of course, the flower is my favorite part.
damn that i-cord maker!

hook & needle said...

Great hat! And I loved the apron the other day, too. Where do you find the time to do so much nice work?