Monday, January 09, 2006

Wanna Panta?

I was able to finish my panta today. I got the bulk of it done on sunday evening, so there was only a couple of rows to complete. I got two rows done at work and finished the rest of it at home this evening. It'll be nice to wear when I want something, but not as warm as a hat. There is quite a bit more purple in it then the scan shows. Maybe I can get a better pic later. I will have to try during the day with natural sunlight. I did mine a little different then the ones at Craftster.
I cast on 51 stitches.

1st row of: 13sc, 7hdc, 11dc, 7 hdc, 13 sc, in back loop only.

2nd row: chain 2 to turn, sc in next stitch, put hook into same stitch as the first sc you just made (like you are going to make an increase) draw up a loop, 2 loops on hook. Put hook into next stitch, draw up a loop, 3 loops on hook. continue on to pull the 3rd loop (the one you just pulled up, closest to hook) through the other 2 loops on the hook. 1 loop on hook. *Now, place hook into same stitch as the one you just pulled up the 3rd loop from. Draw up a loop, 2 loops on hook. Place hook into next stitch, draw up a loop, 3 loops on hook, continue on to pull this 3rd loop through the other 2 loops*. Repeat from * to * all the way across.
Repeat these 2 rows until it's the width you want. End with row 1, then go back across using sc only, in back loops only. Use very loose tension for the 2nd row and for the final row of sc. I actually used a hook 2 sizes larger then what the yarn called for on row 2. Remember, your starting chain should be a little shorter then what it takes to go across your forehead and around to the nape of your neck , under your hair. This thing will stretch alot and you will end up with too big of a panta otherwise. Tailor row 1 to fit the size of your head, maybe you will only have 44 chains, so you might do: 10sc, 7hdc, 10 dc, 7hdc, 10sc. Have fun!

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