Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sproinger!

2013 Update: This pattern was one of my older, more amateur efforts, but has been revamped and re-released to meet my current professional standards- I'm pleased to introduce the new and improved Sproinger!

Sproinger (red)

Sproinger (red)

Sproinger (red)

You can see Sproinger on Ravelry here, or

   




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Desperate-need-to-take-a-break-from-my-thesis presents: Sproinger! 'Cause I couldn't think of a better name ;-)

The first few photos show it in it's unblocked, extremely springy state. It's REALLY warm like that too, because the ribbing makes the fabric bunch up all thick and cozy-like. The last photo is closer to my original vision, after blocking it on a roll of paper towel covered in a plastic bag.




(very...flat. Heh. Of course, you, being the stylish cad that you are, wouldn't pull it down over your ear all funny like that.)

Blocked, it's nice and floppy:





And here's a picture of my dog in a hat:




11 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this one. And far more productive than when I would escape my thesis at WWD.

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  2. Love the Sproinger but not sure I'm experienced enough to do it just now. I'll keep it in mind for a later project though.

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  3. Hi Presents,
    I wrote about Sproingeron my blog, sknitter:
    http://sknitter.com/2009/03/knitting-fun/comment-page-1/#comment-27
    Your design is getting great comments!

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  4. Beau-ti-ful! I love this hat sooooo much!

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  5. It was so nice to meet you at the store today! Thank you for sharing your hat design...it's darling!
    Janet

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  6. Yay, it was great to meet you too!

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  7. Hey, so I wanted to belatedly thank you for this pattern. I found it randomly and made it a few months ago! I love it! Of course, I had to make mine with some not-so-great cheap acrylic yarn, but I hope to someday make it in some lovely, fantastic natural fiber yarn. Thanks! :D

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  8. Would you have any idea approx. how many yards it took to make your hat? I want to make sure I have enough. It's a fab pattern, my son wants me to make him one!

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  9. One skein is 210 yards and I had some left over, so I'd say between 150-200.

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  10. Thanks so much, casting on tonight!

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  11. Oy I just finished mine n I'm casting on 3 more before bed so I can just start cranking on em this week :-) its so perfectly sproingy! Adore your naming of patterns, n looking forward to buying some soon!!

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