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Most recent cap reconstruction

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I was recently asked to do some research into the construction of double knit sailors caps/voyageur caps/tuques (lots of names depending on who you are what you are representing), and this is the result. It combines information from extant caps both in Holland and in Canada, with most of the detailing in this instance being from the Machault cap.

it starts out as a very long seamlessly knitted 'flat rugby ball' shape, which is then heavily fulled to give this result:

I'm not entirely sure yet if these will make it into my regular 'off the peg' range for the simple reason that being double caps thay take an absolute age to knit, but I think I will be writing up the pattern, with extensive notes and reference material for my range of historic patterns.

I'm pleased with it, and will be continuing the research with a reconstruction of the tie dyed indigo and white double knit Whalers Cap from the Rijksmuseum.
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Very nice.

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top stuff - will let NFOE know as they are discussing this same topic at the moment.
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New cap

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Being a collector of odd caps...... :D
How much?

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Post by gregory23b »

Sally's hats are ace, looks great Sal.

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Smudge, it is bad form to try to flog your own wares on the back of someone else's thread about the same thing. If you want to show your hats and stuff best start your own thread. On top of the rudeness of that plug, yours will get lost in this one, rather than having a place of its own. There is not a ration of threads to promote goods as far as I know.

We all start threads to promote our work, but not usually piggy back on to others' especially of the same type of wares.
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Post by GinaB »

oh Sally, I like that!

wish I could knit...

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Post by sally »

GinaB wrote:
wish I could knit...
Well, I'm always happy to barter silky stuff for knitted caps...

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