Projects In Progress

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This is a hat I’ve started in an all over 2×2 rib. I love this color- bright blue. It should work up quickly.

DSCN0969 DSCN0971I finally got my husband to agree to wear something I knit for him. I pulled it out 3 times because it wasn’t wide enough. It’s just a 2×2 rib. It’s not curling – which is something that happened the last time I tried knitting him a scarf. It might take a while to actually get this long enough. At least it’s a mindless knit that I can do when watching TV or reading a book.

 

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Uncrossed Cables Hat

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I had my own pattern in my head when I was making this hat. I started with a 2×2 rib on the rim and kept three of them as cables, while using reverse stockinette stitch. I think though I should have just used a garter stitch because while I was knitting it the hat started going away from me on the needles, instead of coming towards me. It was kind of like I was knitting it inside out. Weird. I think I should have used less stitches or used smaller needles also. But all in all I think it’s a pretty cool looking hat.

If anyone thinks a pattern is worth writing, leave me a message, and I’ll type it out for you and post it.

Custom Fair Isle Hat

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I finished this hat last night. It’s definitely big enough. It might be a little too big, but the recipient can still wear it and keep wearing it for a long time.

I decided to use size 4 needles, and I added a stitch repeat, just to make sure that it wouldn’t be too small. The yarn was a charm to work with – DK Superwash Merino.

You can read about my first try here. And this post explains my inspiration.

I’m pleased with how it turned out.

 

Small snowflakes

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I measured my gauge on size 3 needles with the grey yarn in stockinette stitch. It was 6 stitches to an inch. So I figured that I’d do 108 stitches for a youth size head at 18 inches, according to a chart I found. I just checked the gauge and it’s 8 stitches to an inch. So it’s a lot smaller than I calculated. Also it’s not as stretchy as I would like either. I just put it on my daughter’s 3 year old head to check, and it was pretty tight. So I think I’m going to have to take it out and start over. Maybe I should do bigger needles. I’m also not sure why the edge is rolling. It’s a k1,p1 rib, but the knit is one color, and the purl is another color, I don’t know if that would effect it at all.

Thoughts?

 

Read about the inspiration for this hat here: Fair Isle Custom Order

 

Booties and Hats

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I’ve been making booties like there’s no tomorrow. They don’t take very long to make, which is nice. I find that sewing seams is not as great as I thought. I suppose I prefer knitting in the round. The colors are flame orange, military camouflage, purple, pink, and yellow. The yellow ones are spoken for.

I knit this hat for a new infant due in December, to go with the yellow booties. Now I have to make mittens, and then another set of hat, booties, and mittens.

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My little pumpkin

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This is the newest addition to my little craft fair store. It is the first hat I’ve made with 100% wool yarn. I thought it would be itchy, but I don’t really think it is. I saw a hat kind of like this in a carter’s store in town, and I thought, boy… I could totally make that. So that was my inspiration for this hat. 

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