My obsession with stranded knitting continues....
A bit of explanation on this item: My understanding is that a dubbelmossa is a style of Swedish hat. It is knit up patterned from a provisional cast on, and then knit the other direction in single color. The single color is then pushed inside to make a lining.
It can be worn just like that, making a long stocking cap. However, if you push the lining all the way in to the top, you can then fold it up to make something closer to a beanie... but with four layers of knitting (three stranded) over the ears! (The attachment shows what it looks like folded.)
Due to the pressures of getting gifts made, I really pushed myself to get this one done. It was right around 9 days of knitting start to finish. (It probably should have been less, but I got very bored doing the lining.)
The pattern was designed by Meg Swansen, and it came with a dvd. Now that I've done one I can see where it would be very easy to put in other motifs.
One of the exciting things about this project was that it taught me a lot about dealing with jogs. There are several methods that Meg discusses in the video that just didn't make sense until I started doing the project. I can't say that my jogs are as completely invisible as hers, but I also think that they are difficult to find unless you know what to look for.
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