So here's the Slip Two Slouch. I have sat on the fence on this one--while slipping stitches in a frenzy, not really caring whether or not it turned out--but now, looking at it, I kind of like it. There are a few mistakes in it, slipping two stitches is pretty much the easiest thing to do, but when you get on a roll like I do, sometimes you slip three or slip one and next thing you know, you've gone too far and because it was on the list named "This One Doesn't Matter if it Is Perfect or Not Because I Don't Plan on Making a Pattern for it," I didn't go too crazy fixing the little problems. I only fixed the big ones.
Truth be told, this idea started as a herringbone cowl--remember those? But then, I finished them and wrote them out in TWO gauges and had them tech edited and discovered, to my horror, that a very similar pattern existed and I couldn't distribute the pattern knowing something else existed that looked so much the same. So, being the crazy-honest person that I am I decided to turn the idea of a herringbone stitch cowl into a cap. But, the problem was, how do I do top-down crown shaping so that the swirl/herringbone transition doesn't look too abrupt?
Anyway, this Slip Two Slouch. The jury is still out. If I do release it, I will have to make it in another gauge too. Not everyone will enjoy slipping two to the tune of practically fingering weight for hours on end like I do.
BTW and a Giveaway: I have been honored, over the years, to make lots and lots of blog friends. One of them is Lisa Shobhana. We share ideas. I like her style. I think she's beautiful and a wonderful designer. Anyway, she is having a giveaway on her blog of her new sweater pattern, Milk (shown left). She is giving five free patterns away to people who leave a comment and correctly guess why she named the pattern "Milk." I haven't told her this yet, but I will give one pattern download of their choice to each of her winners as well.
I will coordinate with her and once she's contacted the winners, I will follow suit! Contest ends 11 PM EST on Thursday.