Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Natural

I have a friend who is a ridiculously Good Person. Always thinking about how to do good, be good, give good works to the universe.

Among many, many good things he spends his limited spare time teaching disabled kids and adults how to ski. He could be shooshing down the best slopes in the world, but he chooses to help disabled folks. Seriously.

The man deserves a hat. So I made him one- seriously stepping outside the "if it ain't for me, it's for family" rule that I've got going. But I digress.

I made a bunch of mods because I used DK weight yarn instead of worsted. Here are the mods:

gauge at US#7 = 5.5/in vs 5/1in
CO 112 and add one purl between each cable twist
Row 1-15 k2, p2, k3,*P2*, k3, p2
Row 16 k2, p2, c8b, p2
(C8B= sl3 to Cn, hld in back. k3,*P2* then k3 from CN)
Row 17-24 as for row 1-15
Repeat sequence for 4 cable twists

Crown Shaping:
k2 ,p2, k3, p2tog, k3, p2 (decrease purl between cables)
k2, p2, k3, p1, k3, p2
ktog, p2,k3,p1,k3,p2 (decrease k2 rib to k1)
p3,k3,p1,k3,p2 (convert k1 rib to p- now it is cable sequence +p5)
p2, ssk, k2,p1,k2, k2tog, p3 (end on a p1) (decrease p5 to p3)
p2,k1,k2tog,p1,ssk,k1,p1 (decrease cable ribs from k3 to k2)
p2, c5b, p1
p2tog, k2,p1,k2,p1 (decrease purl from p3 to p2)
p2tog, k2,p1,k2 (decrease purl from p2 to p1)
p1, k2tog
p1, c3b
tie off

Basically I added a decrease round at the start to get rid of the extra purl and then I drecreases for the c5b 2 rounds early so I could c5b at the 8th row.