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The pattern's not ready yet, guys. I know I promised it by now, but I'm all caught up in drawing fiddly little diagrams and organizing my thoughts on steeking and blocking into something that at least resembles coherence. I'll definitely have it up during the weekend - thank you so much for the wonderful encouragement you've been throwing this way.

During spare moments, Shedir, she grows.

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I read in a lot of the notes on finished Shedirs in blogland that this hat is really long. And how: I did only three repeats of the Saxon braid before decreasing (instead of five), and it looks to be just right. I am loving the way the twisted stitches look in the tweedy yarn; normally, I like my cables to appear in high relief on a solid color, but these are subtle and quiet and just right - stealth cables, if you will.

Oh, and Calmer? I guess I might have been a bit overzealous in expressing my opinion yesterday. I just don't think it's a particularly successful yarn - lots of people love how soft and stretchy it is, but it just feels wrong to me to knit with something so sproingy. Besides, if I want to knit with a cotton, it's because I want structure and a crisp feel. If, by some chance, I want the coolness of cotton but with a little more elasticity, I'll use a cotton-wool blend like Rowan Wool Cotton or Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, both nice (if very different) yarns that successfully take advantage of the best qualities of both fibers. On top of it all, Calmer seems really overpriced for what it is. Just my opinion, of course.

Jenna's posted a great entry about the development of the Shedir pattern, along with some notes on why she chose a much smaller needle size than called for on the ball band. Very interesting insight into creating a cabled motif, along with some funny thoughts on the wily marketing tactics of yarn companies - worth reading, for sure. Me, I'm using the same 3.25mm needle, with the DK weight Felted Tweed, and find that it's working out just fine.

Comments

I love Cotton Fleece - so nice to hear someone else talking about it. I think it's quite an underused yarn.

Love the cotton fleece. Love the tweedy cables. I'm knitting an aran in silky wool, and like you say: stealth cables. Very nice.

I love the hat. It's progressing nicely. No worries on the pattern - it arrives when it arrives and that's just fine. "Stealth cables" made me laugh. Have a great weekend.

Hat = fabulous

Is that Felted Tweed in Treacle? Gorgeous color!

The Shedir looks beautiful... I am a big lover of hats, no attention span here so they are good for that and I love what you have done with the latest three. I really like the cables and the tweed with this one.

shedir is one of my "standby" patterns...one that i can whip out in the wee hours if i am in danger of missing a birthday or something....your hat is looking faboo.

I have so much admiration for what you're doing here. You are right up there with the very best of them, Eunny. I toss wreaths of laurels at your feet, and hope that someday I will be worthy of making that vest.

Agree with you on Calmer, I thought I liked it at one point, but then I knit the "Audrey" pattern from Rowan mag 35, and I'm NOT happy with the result. Calmer pills and stretches, yes, but that's all it does. Stretches. And then stays stetched. Not pretty.

I love it!

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