I’ve had a bit of success with the ski bonnet! About time, too — this is attempt number 4. I figured out how I needed to knit the band. First, I knitted the first few rows on double points, because it was easier for me to keep things from getting twisted that way than it was with the magic loop method:
I’m liking the magic loop method much better now. It feels less like I’m wrestling with a large wooden spider and it’s going quicker. I’ve gotten 24 rows done so far, and you can begin to see how the pattern will look:
So far, no mistakes (that I know of). I’m crossing my fingers for continued success, because I wouldn’t know how to go back to a previous row with this pattern of complicated cables and twists if I did mess up. Well, it’s complicated to me, at least. But hey, I wanted a challenge, right?
I am actually worried that the band is too narrow — I believe it should be about 4 inches wide and mine is about 3. Maybe once it’s blocked? PLEASE don’t tell me that I should start over and go up a needle size. Well, actually, do tell me if I should, but don’t expect me to be happy. What do you think? I don’t want to redo it, but I do want it to be perfect!