Sunday, March 28, 2010

Another hood question

This isn't a new one, exactly, but it keeps coming up, so maybe it'd be good to put the answer out where people can find it.

Yes, the fronts are asymmetrical.

I designed them that way on purpose, so that when the hood is buttoned and the fronts overlap, the buttons are still centred.

If for some reason you'd rather have the fronts symmetrical, place the markers as follows:

Work 5 moss, place marker, k43, place marker, and then work across as written until you get to the second-to-last marker. Then k4, k2tog, k38, place the last marker, and work 5 moss.

Alternatively, you can cast on an extra 12 stitches and then work as written otherwise, though you will have to adjust your stitch counts throughout.


Evy said...

Another mod question. Any suggestions for how to make it a bit bigger? For more of a medium to large sized lady?

Evy said...

The hood looks wonderful. Any suggestions on how to make it a bit bigger? For more of a medium to large sized lady? Or I suppose what sort of dimensions did you end up with for your finished piece? Thanks!

'nora said...

Hi Evy,

Give me a day or so to pull out the original hood and measure it. I made it a long time ago and I don't remember the finished dimensions off the top of my head.

I do know from people's project notes on Ravelry that some med/large ladies have successfully made the hood by knitting the pattern as written with worsted- and bulky-weight yarns and appropriate-sized needles.