Sunday, October 03, 2004
Hallowig is Finished
I had house guests this weekend so I didn't get much knitting accomplished. I did, however, finish my Hallowig on Sunday morning.
(Yes, that is a sofa in my back yard. Don't ask.)
The wig's cute, huh? True to form, I didn’t follow the pattern as it was written. It was written for an adult size and I had to adapt it to fit DD's relatively small head. The original pattern is here. This is how I changed it:
- I cast on 72 stitches instead of the 96 called for in the pattern.
- I knit the main body of the wig until it measured 6" instead of the 6.5 inches called for in the pattern.
- I cast on 24 stitches for the bangs instead of the 32 called for in the pattern.
- Because I had fewer stitches, I had to alter the placement of the markers. Between the center front and marker color one, I had 15 stitches; between marker color one and marker color two, I had 18 stitches; between marker color two and marker color one in the back, I had 30 stitches, etc.
From then on I just followed the pattern as it was written. For the bind off, I would recommend during the wig inside out before you transfer the stitches to double points. It's really easy to drop the stitches on the ends of the needles.
DD loves the wig and choose red yarn because she intends to dress up as Raggedy Anne on Halloween.
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