| Review of Cable Hat Kit 10/01/2017
I received this great review from one of my repeat customers. I don't normally show off about this , but there is a great tip in what she writes so I thought I would share.
Here's what she said-
Pattern: Clearly written and easy to follow. Good for anyone who wants to try cabling for the first time. I’ve been knitting for a while but didn’t have to look up any additional instructions.
Yarn: Lovely and soft. Colours were true to pictures and easy to knit. Knitted up fairly quickly.
End result: A really lovely cosy hat. I will definitely be repeating this pattern.
Would do differently:
Although I’ve been knitting for quite a long time, I hadn’t really used circular needles before. I was anxious to start this kit and took it on holiday with me in September. I found a yarn store and bought a 5mm circular needle. OK, I wasn’t thinking clearly and it was about a metre long! Obviously, this wasn’t going to work. I did have a set of DPN needles with me and tried this but … they were only 6” long. After completing about half of the hat I ripped it all back – the stitches kept falling from the ends of the needles. Eventually, returning from my holiday I bought an 80cm circular needle – the perfect size for this hat. After all of the pfaffing about, this hat was knitted over 2 evenings. I did finish the last few decreasing rows on DPNs. The only thing I wasn’t so keen on was all the ‘shuffling’ of stitches you have to do when using circular needles although you probably just get used to this.
Lessons learned: Use the right tools for the job!
Isn't that great, to think she had never used circular needles before AND managed to complete the hat in 2 evenings ! What a star .... and for posting a great review too. Thanks xx