Stocking Hat #2 & Cable Stitch practice

Hello men!
I got so many encouraging comments and personal emails that I decided to take much of the advice you have given me and I have come up with a nice looking stocking hat. It took me a while to the hang of k2, k2, and I ended up getting confused about which stitch I was to knit next. So, after tearing out the thing several times, I decided last night to really think and pay attention to the knits and the purls and actually take notice of which stitch goes where. It worked! So, here is a partially completed. Notice the rib stitch around the base of the hat and then just regular knitting around all the way to the top. I have a couple more inches left to go before I start my reductions, but I am so please so far that I wanted to share it with you all.

The other photo is my efforts at learning the cable stitches. I can't tell you how many times I ripped this one out as well, but I seem to be getting the hang of it.

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michaelpthompson's picture

Nicely done Mark.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

steve kadel's picture

you're certainly getting the hang of it. you'll find blocking it will even out a lot of the stitches

we won't just get a cat, nubby nu nu, will manifest a kitten from our love and lint from our hemp socks

we put birds on things

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work, Mark. The cables look especially even to me. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.