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Ganomy Photos are finally in!! I took a few shots of this project that was completed in December and gifted to my roommate for christmas. I'm just now getting around to documenting some on-head pictures. (apologies for lack of better light. i wanted to wait for natural light for the shoot, but that would have meant waiting till next weekend at the earliest...

Ganomy  Side 1

Ganomy  Side 2

A few notes about the pattern: very simple and creative, yields a really cool design. I made a few modifications, mainly adding in some extra decreasing at the top to keep it from becoming too pointy. if you follow the pattern exactly, you'll have more of a 'gnome point' on top (the pattern also is written to include a bobble-like pom-pom with a ping-pong ball inside!). i like a point thats a bit more subtle. I also did a seed stitch brim which i think looks pretty good.

Ganomy  Decreases 1

check out those lines!

Ganomy  Decreases 2

Pattern: The Ganomy Hat from Elizabeth Zimmermann's "Knitter's Almanac" (July Project)
Materials: Brown Sheep Brand Lamb's Pride Bulky [color: Loden Leaf]
Needles: US 9 29" Circulars using Magic Loop
I'm definitely planning on making one for myself in the near future. Possibly in Karabella's Aurora Bulky. Hope you enjoy the photos - i definitely recommend the pattern for anyone in a knitting slump.

Very cool! Thanks for posting the photos and mentioning your modifications. Its interesting how the hat goes down over the ears and kinda flares up. I am totally going to have to knit one!

wow great hat - and your roommate has an amazing profile!

Yes, great hat. I especially like the seed stitch mods on it. Good job.

Very, very nice hat. If I didn't have the needles full up, I'd want to copy it. Your modifications are smart ones. Ping pong ball? mmm...no.

But I have to say, I really had to force myself to see the details in the hat with that good-looking model distracting me.

ah! so helpful to see it on. that's really neat and much more "elfin" than it looked laying flat. i love it, and the mods temper the elfin-ness for those of us who are not *actually* elves. thanks for posting photos. think i'm gonna have to make me one of those. are you joining the knitter's almanac knitalong?

I hope I can remember that when I hit the month of July in the Almanac Along. Great hat!


You know, I had my doubts about this design, but now that I've seen it knitted up and properly photographed, I want to make it. Very cool.

WAY cool - it looks great! It's nice to see one knitted up--I can't really tell from the almanac description if it's going to end up as one of those "oh isn't that interesting" projects. Yours is lovely.

Happy knitting, fellow almanac-a-long-er!

I love your site and pics! Beautiful hat! The seed stitch brim is a great idea.

When I knitted my Ganomy (which I will post soon), I started decreasing every round after I reached 6.5". If you don't mind me asking, did you do likewise? The top "hump" on your Ganomy doesn't look so prominent. I'm curious what extra decreasing did you do to make your Ganomy rounder?

Happy knitting!
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