I’m giving you a little sneak peek in today’s WIP Wednesday post. As I mentioned in a previous post some really great mitten charts “found” me and I am in the process of converting them into some cute stranded colorwork hats. This one is going to be called “Criss Cross Applesauce” after a game my cousins and I used to play when we were young. I figured that it is very appropriate because of the criss crossing of the colorwork pattern and the color that I picked for the hat reminds me of applesauce with lots of cinnamon. So far, I’ve gotten about 2/3 of the hat knit and I hope to have a picture of the finished hat for Friday’s finished object post.
Happy knitting all!
I was planning to post this tomorrow but I’ve had quite a bit of interest in the pattern so I thought that I would share it a little bit early
This hat pattern is actually an adaptation of a mitten chart that I found one afternoon on a folded up piece of computer paper, tucked inside one of my second hand knitting books. There are three mitten charts on the paper and, try as I might, I have not been able to find any further information on these charts, such as who has written them and when. If you know who has designed the charts, please email me so that I can give credit where credit is due.
It is a quick little project to work up as you use DK weight yarn and since you use 3.5mm needles in combination with stranded colorowork, it makes a nice cozy fabric. I love the cheerful flowers sprinkled throughout the pattern. It makes me daydream even more about the arrival of spring.
You can download your free copy by clicking the ravelry button below:
Stay tuned over the next week or two as I hope to have the other two mitten charts adapted into hat patterns and available as free downloads as well.
Happy knitting everyone!
A quick shot of the progress made with yesterday’s storm day knitting. It has been a while since I’ve used bulky weight yarn and 6mm needles so this sweater really seems to be flying. It would be wonderful to have this lopi finished by the end of the month!
Today I have some pictures of the finished Hedge Fence Pullover to share. Many thanks to my husband for being the model for the shots
I am positively giddy sharing this post today. J’s Hedge Fence Pullover is ALMOST finished. Only about 1″ of ribbing to go and one end to sew in and this baby is in the bag. I know that I’ll have it finished before this evening is up. Finishing both this sweater and the set of thrummed mittens I shared earlier this week was my goal for the 2014 Ravellenic Games and I am super pleased that I will be meeting that goal! Is there anything quite as satisfying as polishing off a couple of long standing WIPs?
Hope you are enjoying this years games and that you meet your goals as well!
I love the Ravellenic Games. The excitement, the plans, all the amazing inspiration … it is a great opportunity to try those projects you haven’t been brave enough to start yet, to learn new skills, or, as is my case this year, to finish up a couple of WIPs that you may have stalled on.
Going in this year, I had super high hopes of finishing both my Hedge Fence Pullover and a pair of thrummed mittens that I have been working on for quite some time. Today I am very excited to say that the mittens are finished (doing a little happy dance here!) and I am getting closer all the time to finishing the sweater.
Are you participating in the games? What events/projects are you working on? I’d love to hear all about it!
While the picture may be less than awesome, I am super-de-duper pleased with the progress of the Hedge Fence Pullover that I’ve been working on for J. The cabling is easily memorized and, if you chose to cable without a needle, the sweater works up at a nice pace. Both sleeves are finished and I’m trucking right along on the body.
I am hoping to finish both this sweater and if I’m really lucky, a pair of thrummed mitts, in this year’s Ravellenic Games. To me, it seems like a fairly tall order, but only time will tell. It will be really great to finish those two WIPs
Are you participating in the Ravellenic Games this year? What events are you planning on entering? I’d love to hear all about it!
Although we are enjoying a lovely mild spell right now, I’m hard at work making some cozy thrummed mittens for the inevitable cold snap that is to come.
Since the recipient of these mittens is a man who works outdoors, I’ve chosen some nice dark colors in the hope that the mittens will keep looking smart with wear. I picked up both the wool and the yarn the last time I was out to Belfast Mini Mills. It is REALLY hard to come from that store without adopting quite a lot of their gorgeous fiber and yarn!
I’m making the pattern up as I go along to match up with the sketch of his hand size so that they will fit his hands like a glove … er, mitten, I guess in this case.
What kind of crafty things are you up to, this fine Wednesday? Are you knitting warm woolly things to fend off the cold as well? Do tell!
Whew! It is kind of a crazy day out there! Gust of wind up to 100km/h and blowing snow … the perfect kind of day for curling up in a cozy chair and knitting something soft and woolly.
Right now I’m working on a pair of thrummed mittens from Knit. Write. Repeat. I chose some nice island wool from Belfast Mini Mills as the main portion of the mitten and fluffy merino in white for the thrums. They’re going to be so soft and warm!
Sorry for the short post today but I have to keep it concise. We’ve lost power twice while I’ve been trying to write this post. Hope you are all staying cozy!
I’ve got fresh handspun woollies to share with you today! A little later than I had intended to share it, seeing as it is Sunday and all, but glad to be able to share none-the-less
This is a handspun version of Celes by Jared Flood that I made for my friend D’s sister. It made from some very special fiber – a blend of merino and D’s sister’s dog’s fur. Most of the fiber was hand carded with my trusty Ashford cards but I did send some to be processed into roving as I have not been able to do any amount of carding since I hurt my hand this summer.
I am so pleased with the finished product. The blend of merino and dog fur yields such a dreamy soft and fluffy finished stole. The only mod that I made to this pattern was instead of knitting the center panel in two pieces and grafting together, I chose to knit it in one continuous strip. If you have been wanting to knit this pattern and haven’t yet, I highly recommend it. Not only is it a very fun knit but the resulting stole is absolutely beautiful. I’m looking forward to eventually knitting one for me in some fabulous BFL!
Happy knitting all!