This pattern is not about the hat, it’s about the technique!! A fabulous technique that has been used in machine knitting that I call Invisible Stranding.
Invisible Stranding allows you to carry yarn across any number of stitches without catching the floats. Catching floats creates a visible pucker in your knitting and often allows the other color to show through. Invisible Stranding eliminates both of these problems. The Good Hat/Bad Hat photo shows the difference!
The Invisible Stranding technique is described in the pattern and demonstrated in a series of YouTube videos. I put my own spin on the technique and share my tips and tricks with you.
The technique can be applied to other patterns, and the Invisible Stranding Guide (included with the pattern) describes how. In fact, I would be happy to help you determine if a particular pattern would benefit from this technique. Just send me a message.
How to purchase:
It’s Not About the Hat is available through Ravelry. Whether or not you are a Ravelry member, you can purchase the pattern by clicking the link below. You will be taken directly to a purchase page; after purchase, you will receive a link to download the PDF of the pattern.
What other knitters say about the pattern!
- This is a fantastic technique, and clearly explained in both written and video form in the pattern – thank you SO much for publishing this!
- I’m over the moon about this technique! Thank you so much for sharing it. The tutorial is excellent, and wow, does my colorwork ever look better than it used to!
- This is truly a game-changer!! I’m so excited to use this brilliant technique. Thank you!
- This pattern would be a bargain at twice the price for the videos that explain the stranding technique.