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Early Tudor Cap

Postby sally » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:12 pm

Just finished this and felt quite pleased with it and inclined to show it off a bit :)

Based on the well known portrait of prince Arthur (painted a little after his death probably), knitted completely seamlessly in the round, (which took a bit of headscratching but I got there in the end) then brushed, fulled, brushed, fulled and brushed again, nap shorn and the brim slashed to match the painting. Just needs embellishments which will be done by its new owner :)
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Postby lucy the tudor » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:25 pm

Lovely work. :D


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Postby GinaB » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:37 pm

lovely! I don't blame you for wanting to show it off!



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Postby Kajte » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:39 pm

Wonderful!

Its always a bit of a worry at the felting stage tho isnt it? Or maybe thats just me, I'm 'lazy' and use the washing machine, but have always been very very lucky!

Do you hand felt Sally?



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Postby sally » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:42 pm

Kajte wrote:Wonderful!

Its always a bit of a worry at the felting stage tho isnt it? Or maybe thats just me, I'm 'lazy' and use the washing machine, but have always been very very lucky!

Do you hand felt Sally?


I did both on this, started the felting by hand, then it went for its second felting into a gentle machine wash, just to firm it all up. Always nervewracking though, sometimes I do all hand or all machine, but it depends on the yarn and project.



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Postby Kajte » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:47 pm

When I knitted the scots bonnet, i was very good and knit and felted a swatch first and from that worked out how large I had to knit!

Was very concerned when i finished knitting as it was bigger than the bag I'd been carrying it in! When it went in the machine I did make a small prayer to the knitting gods! (The same one as when I turned my first few heels!)

It was the New Lanark Mills aran, which felts beautifully, but drastically!




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Postby Kajte » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:26 pm

Phil, is now drooling over this hat!

Will you be selling the pattern on ravelry at any point?



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Postby sally » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:29 pm

Kajte wrote:Phil, is now drooling over this hat!

Will you be selling the pattern on ravelry at any point?


dunno, its a bit convoluted at the moment and I'm not sure if I could explain it properly to anyone. I'll knit up a few more over the next year and see if it settles into something a bit less arcane instructionwise :)



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Postby Kajte » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:34 pm

Thank you, I'll keep an eye out.

If you ever need any patterns test knitting, give me a yell.



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Postby mally ley » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:42 pm

Lovely hat :D

Second that as a knitting pattern tester. :D

BTW, where can I get my hands on some New Lanark mills wool (and what weight?)
[Edit, doh, just spotted, aran weight! how much might be required for a similar cap - No 1 son is close to agreeing to do Kwell this year, need an incentive for him!]



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Postby Kajte » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:51 pm

http://newlanarkshop.co.uk/shop.php?view=page&page=43

Very good prices too in my opinion.

Def do a test swatch first! Mine shrank from a 4"x4" square to 3.5" across and 3" down.

Had to do some maths solving that I hadnt done since GCSEs!!



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Postby sally » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:12 am

mally ley wrote:[Edit, doh, just spotted, aran weight! how much might be required for a similar cap - No 1 son is close to agreeing to do Kwell this year, need an incentive for him!]


For a normal 'flat hat' you will need most of two balls, this one is a slightly thinner yarn than the NL aran, and started out a lot bigger, doing something similar in the aran you might need to dip into a third ball perhaps.



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Postby mally ley » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:07 pm

Kajte wrote:Def do a test swatch first! Mine shrank from a 4"x4" square to 3.5" across and 3" down.
Had to do some maths solving that I hadnt done since GCSEs!!

Blimey, that's going to be interesting!

Thanks for the help. In between having to make 3 sets of new kit (nothing to fit the kids for 1535 and my old stuff needs serious overhauling), 4 if Himself can be persuaded and making 'stock' to have on station I'll have a go ... :wink:



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Postby IDEEDEE » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:22 pm

That hat is so cool!!! Am quite green with envy..
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Postby gregory23b » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:04 pm

Sally, as a proud POinter Hat wearer, can you do statute hats? ie knitted in the round but with a brim. Heavy and fulled to the thickness of your fantastic Orange thing that I have? pm if you can and how much please.


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Postby sally » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:19 pm

Yep sure thing, basic statute caps are £35, can do them slashed or with overlapping brims as well, depends on what you fancy. This is the standard sort I do, felted to almost bulletproofness if you like :)
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Postby Pretaboire » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:26 pm

OMG Sally
That is the answer to all our hat problems
the prince Arthur is spot on for our Cabots company stuff
What sort of price are we looking at
is it okay to pass your info on to the guys ?



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Postby sally » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:05 am

sure thing, basic tudor caps like the grey one are £35, I can do those with a split/overlapped single brim or slashed double brim for the same price, brim/crown proportions tweaked to suit you and yoru dateline (you can order these direct through my shop at www.sallypointer.com/shop- just tell me what colour and any detailing you need when you order), the Prince Arthur one is a bit more complex to make and starts out nearly a third bigger before being shrunk down, so is £45. Variations on the theme also possible- let me have a picture of what you need and I can usually make it :)

Will have some hats at the ILHF in a week or so, but Tudor hats are popular this year and are going as fast as I can make them at the moment, so do come and have a look at whats there but you may need to order. Doesnt usually take me too long to get hats knitted up :)



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Postby gregory23b » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:02 am

great stuff Sally, will make cheque out and order one ASAP.

I wore the monmouth cap out last night, to keep the chill down, very warm it is too, superb knitting, felt safe in it ;-)

Do you supply them dyed as well, or can I dye them later at the risk of deforming it?


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Postby sally » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:27 pm

gregory23b wrote:great stuff Sally, will make cheque out and order one ASAP.

I wore the monmouth cap out last night, to keep the chill down, very warm it is too, superb knitting, felt safe in it ;-)

Do you supply them dyed as well, or can I dye them later at the risk of deforming it?


I can do them undyed, should dye later just fine, though you'll need to block carefully afterwards as a slight additional shrinkage is possible at that stage- just be prepared to bully it back into shape if needs be, otherwise just pick a colour :)



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Postby gregory23b » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:35 pm

Lovely, I have a load of madder that needs using up before it moulders in the shed, I will give that a shot.

I will pm you re cash based stuff etc.

Excellent! About time I had a decent hat for the Palace, the one I have is far too flimsy and not manly enough.


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Postby red razors » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:54 pm

sally - glad to hear you will be at ILHF; i'll be there. expect to see me!



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Postby Hodge » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:32 pm

Pretaboire wrote:OMG Sally
That is the answer to all our hat problems
the prince Arthur is spot on for our Cabots company stuff
What sort of price are we looking at
is it okay to pass your info on to the guys ?


Calm down Simon - I'm way ahead of you mate - it's me that Sally made this fine hat for!



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Postby gregory23b » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:41 am

You wont regret the purchase.


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Postby IDEEDEE » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:32 pm

The Tudor cap (mulberry) which I got from Sally t'other year is one of my fave bits of kit (was even wearing it round the house on chillier days this Winter).
If only I could get away with wearing it to work..... :)



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Postby gregory23b » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:22 pm

I HAVE IT!!

lovely work Sally.

Am wearing it as I type, you know I am.

Nice weight and thickness, very neat job and am looking forward to dyeing it and adding a liner and things.

thanks Sally.


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