October 15th, 2012
Now, what to make?
Bought two of these little guys this past weekend at Michael’s! I love the colour and they were on sale. Not sure what this yarn is destined for just yet. Wanted to try making some kind of knitted holiday project using it! I love blue and other ‘non-traditional’ colours for holiday decorating.
What would you make with it?
WIP: Super Simple Fingerless Gloves
October 5th, 2012
Emily here with a new little project I’m working on. I’ve been hankering for a pair of fingerless gloves and have been a little too focused on watching the original Beverly Hills 90210 to be bothered to count stitches for any kind of lace pattern. Enter Roxanne Richardson’s Easy Fingerless Mitts.
I’ve already finished one mitt and have started on the second so I should be finished really soon.
Aside from being really easy, these mitts use LESS than 50 grams of worsted weight yarn. For mine I chose a ball of Knit Pick’s Wool of the Andes in Papaya Heather.
Now, I’m not going to include a picture of what I have so far so you’re just going to have to come back next week for the finished product!
Thanks for reading!
Completed: Fall into Winter Cowl
September 26th, 2012
So last week I posted my Fall into Winter cowl that I was working on. Well, guess what? It’s done! I’m so happy with the way it turned out and to share it with everyone.
Here’s the full body shot.
The length turned out great! Three balls of Jo Sharp’s alpaca kid lustre was perfect for this project.
I loved this method of binding off because in the past I’ve found my bind offs a little tighter than I’d like.
The size needle I used was perfect for the drape of the fabric.
And the colour combination really makes it stand out.
If you’re interested in making one of these cowls for yourself make sure to pop over to theoriginal post for the pattern and all the details!
Hope you enjoy and try it for yourself!
September 25th, 2012
Made this cute beret for my three year old niece (at her request). She picked the yarn and wanted a bow too. Here’s how it turned out!
Took me about a day to make it because I am a slow knitter. It’s also tricky to knit with a three year old standing over your shoulder asking, “Ummm, is it done yet?”.
Hope you like it. Happy knitting!
WIP: Chunky Beret
September 20th, 2012
I recently started my first hat knitting in the round. It took me a while to get the hang of round needles, but now that I have I am hooked!
I chose Paton’s Shetland Chunky yarn because it was an affordable yarn for my first hat trial. The dark green is a nice, rich, fall colour. I have always wanted a dark green slouchy hat, but have never seen one in stores.
I wanted to try an easy hat pattern and found a great simple beret pattern on Ravelry. This pattern is pretty basic and fast! I didn’t have the same size needles as the pattern uses, so my beret has a tighter knit than shown.
Size 8 US (5mm) 16″ circular needles. If you want a chunkier knit use the needles recommended in the patter!
Patons Shetland Chunky (75% Acrylic/25% Wool) Sage Green (#78242)
Here is my progress so far.
WIP: Fall Into Winter Cowl
September 20th, 2012
Emily here with a project I’ve been working on for the past week. I’m going to call it my “Fall into Winter” cowl. It’s a very basic pattern that I created so I didn’t have to keep track of stitches and just relax with my knitting.
A couple of months ago I went to my local yarn shop and picked up three balls of Jo Sharp’s alpaca kid lustre. This yarn is a beautiful blend of alpaca, mohair, and merino wool.
Here’s the pattern:
Size 8 US (5mm) 16″ circular needles. If you want a bigger circumference, go ahead and use a longer pair of needles!
Jo Sharp’s Alpaca Kid Lustre (30% Superfine Alpaca/40% Kid Mohair/30% Merino) 1 ball Pine (#856), 1 ball Elderberry (#857), and 1 ball Champagne (#858)
Or any other DK weight yarn of your choosing.
YO= Yarn Over
K2tog= Knit Two Together
With A cast on stitches in multiples of 2. If you want it closer fitting, c/o less, if you want it looser, c/o more!
Join in round and add stitch marker.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Purl
Round 3: Knit
Rounds 4 & 7: K2tog, yo, repeat to marker
Rounds 5-6: Knit
Rounds 8-12: Knit
Repeat rounds 4-12 until desired length.
To finish, knit one round, purl one round, knit one round, and then bind off.
This is what I have so far:
I hope you try it yourself and enjoy it! Completed photos will be up in a week or so.