Monday, March 11, 2013

Uhlan Cap

Just in time for my dad's birthday, I finished off this Uhlan Cap (rav link).

I knit it out of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK. I got this yarn when I went to Dublin a few years ago. It was fun to refresh the memories of our trip and to use this yarn for something special. I was only a little disappointed with the yarn because every time I knit with it my fingers turned orange. I haven't ever had this happen with any other color of the cashmerino yarns, so I was a bit surprised by it. Before giving it to my dad I made sure to soak it in vinegar and give it a good wash to remove any of the excess dye. 

Here is my dad modeling it for me. Looks like it fits great and will keep him plenty warm on the fishing banks!

Then we had him try it on with the Beardo I knit him for Christmas. I think it looks awesome. With all of these woollens he should definitely stay warm in the great outdoors!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I am starting the Uhlan cap & am stumped! Maybe you could help? I knit the 56 rows & turned my work. It says beginning at CO end pu 25 sts. Is that the end with the tail? I can't see how it could be. At any rate, when I do the other side I'm left with a few sts because there are more than 25 to pu! Plus, the pattern says after you pick them up, you turn your work & knit all sts. I can't see how this works either!
Can you advise, please? We're moving to snow country in Montana next year & my husband really wants this cap.
Thanks for considering,

Yvonne Ellsworth said...

Hi Sandy,

I think the answer to your problem is in the pattern notes. They make a distinction between picking up and picking up to knit:

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

To pick up stitches: insert tip of right needle into the bump of the purl ridge at the very edge of the work; do NOT knit this loop. This method avoids creating a ridge along the edge, making the hat more comfortable.

To pick up and knit stitches: insert tip of right needle into the edge of the work, wrap the yarn around the needle as if to knit, and pull up a stitch.

I hope that clarifies the problem for you. Let me know if you have any more questions! Thanks! Yvonne