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Raptors Tuque for Curtis

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Curtis’ Raptors Tuque

 

The initial idea for this knitting project was not a toque, but a neck warmer.  Something not unlike a scarf or a cowl, but also similar to a leg warmer.  Something that keeps your neck warm and just slips easily over your head.  I consulted my sister as to whether Curtis, Cassie’s partner, needed a toque or a scarf-like thing more and she informed me that he already had an official Raptors toque, so a neck warmer might be more useful.

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imageI waimages a little worried as to whether I would be able to get the Raptor claw logo right or not… there are so many angles and rounded shapes that I wasn’t sure if it would translate to knitting well.  It turns out, it translated pretty nicely and I’m happy with the result.  Using graph paper, natural light, a window a good print of the logo, a pencil and a little bit of aesthetic decision-making gave me a comparable logo.imageimageimage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After being a little unhappy with the result of my neck-warmer and after a ‘fitting’ session with Curtis and some discussion about his preferences, I decided to refashion the neck-warmer into a toque.  It needed a pom-pom in order to look finished.  The results seem to be pretty decent.

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