Greek Key Cap - "One More Try"

purlyman's picture

Well, I decided I didn't like the look of the cap as it was... too tall and maybe the top too flat.

So I asked George Michael (aka Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou), and he said, "So you've had a hard day. Just give it one more try. Have faith... and whatever you do, silly monkey... while knitting, do not look at your hands! Oh, and by the way, I want your..."

So I took it apart and down an inch or so and decreased the top in the same manner without the one row of purl. I don't know, I think it looks better and it actually fits better.


It looks wonderful! You

It looks wonderful! You should be proud.

PS...I like the wood too! Hardwoods and antique clocks always catch my eye.

BuduR's picture

ohhhh nice improvement! I

ohhhh nice improvement! I do much prefer this version.

Celowin's picture

This is a very successful

This is a very successful revision. I have to admit, I would never have tried redoing the top... when I get to the end of a project, I'm usually happy to live with it even if it isn't perfect. It looks like taking the time to redo this was worth it, though!

And welcome to the world of stranded knitting! Hopefully you won't be as sucked into it as I have been....

purlyman's picture

I take things apart all the

I take things apart all the time. I'm about to take apart an entire sweater!! If I'm not happy with something, I take it apart. I'm very into stranded knitting now. Do you know if it's possible to do a stranged knitting baby blanket without having to purl and strand at the same time? My guess is it's an impossibility.

So I'll be in Tucson for Thanksgiving... any yarn stores I should visit there?

Celowin's picture

As MMario suggested, you

As MMario suggested, you could double knit the blanket. Another possibility would be to steek the entire length of the blanket, and then pick up and knit a border.

As for yarn stores in Tucson, the only one I'm familiar with is "Purls." I've only been there twice, and had very different experiences. The first time, I was basically ignored, and when I went to purchase something I was treated like an idiot. ("Are you *sure* you know what you want?") The second time, I was treated warmly, and had some great discussions with the people there.

I've heard good things about "Kiwi Knitting Co.," but I've never actually managed to visit.

I just looked, and apparently there is a new store in Tucson that looks very promising. "Tucson Yarn Company" at least advertises themselves on their website as being a very friendly and sociable place.

MMario's picture

YOu can get almost the same

YOu can get almost the same result though by double knitting - using any of several techniques.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

MMario's picture

I think I agree that the

I think I agree that the transition from side to top looks better this way.

But either version looks pretty good!
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

purlyman's picture

Thanks... I think the

Thanks... I think the shorter cap with a gradual transition is more the look I'm going for. Thanks for the comment!