Another Attempt At Colorwork

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I made this beanie loosely based upon a pattern I saw on a piece of pottery. While not perfect I am happier with it than the first attempt at stranding.

*edit: seems the uploads aren't working. I'll post the image when the problem is fixed. In the meantime the image can be seen here http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2326/2185209929_37ff18b340.jpg?v=0

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greenmanmknz's picture

That's really nice work.

That's really nice work. What pattern do you use for your basic cap? Also, the hat in your photo is great as well. That pattern I would appreciate as well.

MasonM's picture

Thanks, I don't really use a

Thanks, I don't really use a pattern for them, I just kind of make it up as I go. The one I am wearing in the photo is also one of my own. I did write up a rough pattern for it on my knitting blog here http://knittingguy.blogspot.com/2007/12/pattern-for-my-beanie.html and it's also posted on Ravelry under the pattern name Skullcap Beanie.

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BuduR's picture

I love seeing your hats

I love seeing your hats Mason, they're wonderful :)

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Thanks, they're quick and

Thanks, they're quick and fun little projects.

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kiwiknitter's picture

I wouldn't use the word

I wouldn't use the word "attempt"; I think you've done it brilliantly!

Knit like the wind!

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Thanks :) Mason Linux:

Thanks :)

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V's picture

Fantastic! I love the color

Fantastic! I love the color combination and the motifs you used! Nice job!

MMario's picture

Looks like you have another

Looks like you have another winner there, Mason!
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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Thanks, I had a Mexican guy

Thanks, I had a Mexican guy trying to buy it from me LOL

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albert's picture

Excellent, Mason. I really

Excellent, Mason. I really love it that you feel the freedom to design and adapt on your own. Not that there is anything wrong with using an established motif, but it's like the difference between creating a painting of your own and painting by numbers. Though even established motifs and patterns can be adapted according to your own taste to result in something original and unique. Keep exploring and inspiring us all.

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Thanks, I really enjoy

Thanks, I really enjoy trying to come up with something original and from myself as opposed to just following someone else's pattern. It just seems a lot more fun that way.

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Kenny's picture

What's awesome, what yarn

What's awesome, what yarn did you use? It looks cottony?

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Thanks. Nah it's all

Thanks. Nah it's all acrylic. The base color is just Caron Simply Soft and the accent color is Vanna's Choice. All cheap stuff but that's what I can afford to play with.

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Another great work of

Another great work of "MASONART"

Luke

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LOL thanks. Mason Linux:

LOL thanks.

Mason

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Colors are great...nice job!

Colors are great...nice job!

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Thanks Mason Linux: because

Thanks

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PaganCub's picture

very nice very nice!!!!

very nice very nice!!!!

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Thanky Mason Linux: because

Thanky

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PaxKnitter's picture

Very nice hat. I like the

Very nice hat. I like the design and color. One of these days, I'll try my hand at stranding.

MasonM's picture

Thanks. I really enjoy

Thanks. I really enjoy stranding,

Mason

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