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Patina Regina

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September 27 2011
September 28 2011
Project info
Patina Regina
Regina by Carina Spencer
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
129 yards
My handspun
37.4 yards (34.2 meters), 28 grams
Pigeonroof Studios TLS Silky Merino Worsted
346 yards in stash
0.42 skeins = 92.0 yards (84.1 meters), 42 grams
rav destash

I thought the fan part looked like some kind of an architectural motif so I wanted to make it look like metal or stone. I dug out this beautiful coppery yarn and the the companion yarn I once spun to look like its patina. If you look very closely you can see the bits of copper silk. Next time I won’t card so aggressively.

This took no time at all to knit but I really procrastinated on the blocking and the weaving of ends.

I wasn’t sure how this yarn acted when wet so I just stuck it on my wool head, slouched it up a bit and lightly steamed it with my iron’s steam setting.

To get the fan to lay flat I pinned it voodoo style to the head and steamed away. See last pic.

I also sewed the fan to the hat while still on the head. This ensured that both the fan and the hat stretched at the same rate. It was awesome! :-D

for CC starting weight = 78g - Ending = 51g
MC starting weight = 90g - Ending = 42g

Knit to 21”
Picked up 62 stitches from band

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September 27 2011
September 28 2011
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About this yarn
by Pigeonroof Studios
50% Silk, 50% Merino
219 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: September 27, 2011
  • Finished: October 9, 2011
  • Updated: April 23, 2014
  • Progress updates: 4 updates