Monday and Tuesday there will be a couple guys in to replace the flooring under the washer, as well as the water heater closet and adjoining bedroom closet. So I was about to push all my hanging-up stuff to the other end of the closet, and
LOOKIE WHAT I FOUND!!!!
It’s a hanger cover that I made several years ago from my single-ply worsted weight Biagio line of yarns:
It is basic a “sweater” to fit over a hard clothes hanger to help avoid those hard hanger lines and shoulder nipples.
It is basically a sock toe, with increases at every round (due to the sharp angle) with a ribbed ‘neck’ and ‘waist’.
The one thing I made sure if is that the increases are made so that there are 4 stitches running the length of the sides. This way the actual increase line isn’t sitting atop the hanger so there is a sure padding over that hard hanger.
You could fill the broad field with whatever you wish, actually: lace work, fancy colorwork, or whatever. The important part is simply forming a thick but soft line along the shape of the hanger. You could cut and shape 1/2-inch foam padding to insert under the knitting to further enhance the hanger.
Definitely a benefit for those delicate blouses and other garments that need to hang, but aren’t helped by shoulder nipples or ridges.
If you would like a formal pattern or formula, please leave a comment below.