little miss messy hair

2004-12-29

just in case you mistakenly thought

that pink was my color, i offer the following picture as definitive proof that it is not.
zeebee in pink
yup, it's a zeebee, this one is for my neice, who will look stunning in pink. i tend to look like someone who is not very adept at being or looking feminine trying to look as if i were feminine with the end effect being not disimilar to the look of a drag queen. except that i am female in the first place, so it just looks odd.

i also finished a 2-tone zeebee for my dad. it is pretty well just like the one i made for myself a while back, except that it is knit on smaller needles and i did a better job at the grafting. in case you were wondering about how i grafted a two-tone, garter-stitch beanie, here's what i did:

First of all, i made the last quarter of the zeebee the contrast color, when i had finished the 4th quarter, i slipped the main color stitches from the provisional cast-on as described in the zeebee pattern. Here is where we start grafting.
  1. With the CC yarn loops showing on the outside of the main color yarn, bring the two edges together so that the 'back' needle, with the contrast color, has a knit row closest to the needle and the front needle, with the main color, has a purl row closest to the needle.

  2. thread the CC yarn from the back needle into a darning needle

  3. thread the yarn through the first stitch on the front needle as if to purl

  4. thread the yarn through the first stitch on the back needle as if to knit

  5. thread the yarn through the first stitch on the front needle as if to knit AND slip the stitch from the needle

  6. thread the yarn through the next stitch on the front needle as if to purl

  7. thread the yarn through the first stitch on the back needle as if to purl AND slip the stitch from the needle

  8. thread the yarn through the next stitch on the back needle as if to knit.
    in progress:

  9. repeat the last 4 steps until all stitches have been removed from your knitting needle. work in ends.


at the end, you will have a grafted 2-tone zeebee like this:

2 Comments:

At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are taking the zeebee to new heights! excellent grafting technique, holly! drag queen nonsense, you look beautiful in pink!

thuy

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger Erin said...

You are truly the zeebee queen! I was wondering how changing colors would look, and you've already figured it all out for me! The hats look great.

 

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