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    Archive for the ‘Hat’ Category

    Procrastinate much?

    Posted by twit2knit on August 4, 2011

    I’ve been working on a seemless cardigan called Gaia by Kristen TenDyke, it’s a very quick knit and the pattern is well written. For some reason I’ve been putting off doing the button bands, yes that’s all I’ve left to do, oh and the weaving in and sewing on buttons and blocking but almost all the actual knitting is done.

    I thought if I posted here about it, it may actually spur me on to complete this cardigan, one can only hope that is the case.

    I’ve used Robin Aran with wool in colour graphite and size 5mm(US8) needles.


    Seen how I was procrastinating with Gaia, I decided to cast on for a pattern that’s been in my queue for an age.  Angela Sixian Wu’s Three Tams, I did tam A. I used Robin DK and King Cole Baby Comfort DK, with 3.5mm(US4) and 4mm(US6) needles. Now this was a real quick knit and so satisfying, looks way more complicated than it is. The only snag was the pattern omitted a detail about the decreases, before starting each decrease round, move the last completed stitch from the previous round back to the left needle. The moved stitch becomes the 1st stitch of the decrease round. Jennichrys on Ravelry, thank you for the explanation.


    Posted in Cardigans, colourwork, Hat | Leave a Comment »

    A new hat.

    Posted by twit2knit on April 29, 2011

    Easter weekend we went to Ullswater in Cumbria, camping. As you can imagine it was wonderful and the area itself is stunning. One down side is by God does it get cold at night brrr.

    I took my Shroom with me and it did a great job but I wanted something to cover my ears better. I found it in Adela Illichmanova’s Capucine. A lovely hat, well written pattern and it knitted up real fast.

    I used Teddy Andora Chunky in pink and 5mm(US8) circs, this gave me quite a dense fabric. If I make this hat again I think I’ll use either 5.5mm(US9) or 6mm(US10) needles. Just waiting for next time we go camping (hopefully spring bank holiday at the end of May) so I can wear it.

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    So long since I last posted eeep!

    Posted by twit2knit on April 7, 2011

    I can not believe it has been so long since I last posted, usual excuse life just got in the way blugh!

    So what have I been up to I hear you ask? Well let me tell you, I’ve started so many projects only to realise I wasn’t in love with them as much as I thought I was and have since frogged them. I hate frogging as it annoys me that I’ve spent time working on them in the first place only to realise I not really that keen on them.

    So, on to the things I have completed:

    First up is a crochet bag, I didn’t follow a pattern for this one. I still had some of the  Donegal silk tweed left over from the Cobblestone I made for my dad and decided I wanted to use it for something, so a crochet bag it was to be. With the aran weight yarn and a 4.5mm(US 7) hook I just winged it and came up with this –

    I added a huge white button for the closure. Will have to see if I can get a better picture, but I do like the bag and it holds so much stuff.

    Next up is a balaclava I made to keep the neck warm without running the risk of getting a scarf caught in anything. The pattern is by Nanette Blanchard and is free, always a bonus. For this I used about 1.5 balls of Rico Design Kids Classic Aran in colour 015 Stone with 4.5mm(US7) and 5mm(US8) dpn’s. It was a very quick knit and used a lot less yarn than I thought it would.

    Last but not least, I made another shawl. Azzu’s Shawl by Emma Fassio, I used Robin British Courtelle Double Knit 100g and 4mm(US6) needles. This was a quick simple knit, although due to yardage issues I did omit rows 105 through 116.

    The last picture shows the true colours.

    I’ve another shawl blocking right now, as soon as that’s done I’ll take some pictures and let you all see. Also great news, I heard about a new yarn shop right here in Manchester, Purl City Yarns. Going to take a trip tomorrow and blow the bank balance 🙂

    Posted in Bags, Hat, Shawl | Leave a Comment »

    Finished the stranded hat.

    Posted by twit2knit on July 25, 2009

    I’ve finally had time to do some knitting and managed to finish my Selbu Modern, I’m in love with it. I never realised how much fun stranded knitting could be, think I may give the Endpaper Mitts a go 🙂

    Just waiting for it to completely dry before I can try it on.

    Posted in colourwork, Hat | 6 Comments »

    First Colourwork Knitting

    Posted by twit2knit on July 10, 2009

    I didn’t realise lace knitting was supposed to be hard until after I’d made the kiri shawl and read that lace was difficult. As I didn’t know I just got on with it and have had quite a bit of success.

    Colourwork on the other hand has always given me the heeby geebies and I’ve avoided it for a long time, until I came across this beret pattern. I just love the subtle colours in the Selbu Modern that I had to give it a go. Okay, it’s only two colours and the pattern is written so well that it’s easy, I don’t know what I was so scared of.

    It’s certainly wetted my appitite and although the beret isn’t yet finished I’m already on the look out for a yoked jumper/cardigan with a nice colourwork pattern. I don’t want an all over pattern as I think my body shape wouldn’t suit that but something with just a touch of interest should be fine. So the hunt is on.

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