Is It Scaleable?
Regular readers here at QueerJoe know that I’ve been rather obsessed with the Crochet Thermal Stitch beanie design. My latest question is, “Is it scaleable?”
Or More Accurately – How Scaleable Is It?
Yes, I’ve used three different yarn weights (Fingering, DK and Worsted) to make the various thermal stitch beanies. So I know it’s scaleable. But just how scaleable?
I have a small cone of lace-weight, variegated, silk yarn (you can see it on the right-side of the photo above). I’ve started a new thermal stitch beanie using a size B (2.25 mm) hook. We’ll see if using the standard “formula” for increases at the top of this beanie works at such a small gauge. So far, so good.
Years ago, one of the guys at the Men’s Knitting Retreat crocheted a skull cap for one of the resident-staff members. It was a simple, fine-gauge, crocheted, variegated cotton beanie done in all single crochet. And it looked fantastic on the recipient. I thought I’d try my hand at it back then. But honestly, I didn’t have the knowledge or experience to do something so simple in crochet at the time.
So, this project is trying to prove to myself that I now have the skills to do what I couldn’t do back then!
In addition to the new Micro-Crochet Thermal Stitch Beanie experiment, there is slow and steady progress on the Bulky Mulespun Cardigan being made!
I’ve added about 10 inches to the lower body of the cardigan. I realized that I couldn’t use an i-cord selvedge because the row-gauge was different than the stockinette stitch. So I’ll do the i-cord band separately and sew it on after the fact. It’s somewhat difficult to try this cardigan on while it’s still in pieces, but I thought I’d try!