I’ve recently had a request – from the very first person to contact me about the Bokaclava, way back last October – for some extra detail on the finishing of the Bokaclava – notably, the forehead seaming and the insertion of the ears.
I intend to knit up a Bokaclava and take some photos of the process, but at the moment I’m still all wrapped up in the Mysterious Lace Whatnot Project… so here’s some of the original Bokaclava photos, with added arrows and all-new notes. Clicking on the pictures will take you to larger versions on flickr if you need to see them in greater detail.
Seaming the forehead and back sections
Firstly you need to find the centre point on both the forehead ribbing and the cast off edge of the back section.
Seam across the top of the cast off edge to the corner where it meets the selvedge – you will still have some ribbing left unseamed, and should turn the corner and continue seaming down the selvedge of the back.
Repeat for the other side of the forehead.
Find the point on the ear where the increases along the pointed edges stop, and the circular section begins. Find the top of the forehead ribbing, and begin seaming along this selvedge, and the pointed edge of the ear.
When you are approximately 1″ from the point of the ear, fold it back on itself and sew together.
Continue sewing around selvedge, seaming it to the second side of the point, thus creating the back of the ear -
Continue sewing around the circular part of the ear until you reach the point where you began.
Hope that’s helpful!