Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Design Week - Days 1 and 2
Due to some technical difficulties of the computer variety, I was unable to post yesterday about the design I have in the works, so today you get a two-for-one deal. The idea I have in mind is for something I can use to keep my long hair under control, and am envisioning some type of cross between a snood and a slouchy hat. For those who don't know, a snood is something that has been used for hundreds of years to cover a woman's hair. You can see them at Renaissance Festivals and other historical reenactments, primarily, and they are also used by women who want to cover their hair for modesty purposes. I am planning on making something that is light and lacy, with shaping sort of like a slouchy hat that won't be too warm for spring weather, but has enough substance in it that I can tuck my hair up in it and keep it off my neck and from flying around in my face. The snoody hat will be designed in the round, with some ribbing around the brim to help hold it, although I may want to stitch some hair clips in to hold it in place more securely. I'm thinking about lace weight yarn, and already have a stitch pattern in mind. It is a pretty, flowery open lace that should let air flow through, and maybe let the hair peek out a bit. It isn't difficult, and anybody who can handle a knitting in the round should be able to handle this project. The next thing I need to do is choose my yarn, probably a lace weight, and do some swatching. Hopefully I'll be able to give you some pictures tomorrow.