Friday, February 22, 2008

New project: Lillian tank

Well, I decided that this tank would be my next project instead of something from my new Interweave mag. I liked a lot of the patterns in the mag. but I didn't have the right weight yarn for the project I really wanted to do. So, I am going to have to wait till I can make it to a yarn store before I start breaking into my Interweave. Till then this cute top will be keeping my hands happy.

For those interested seeing what the project will look like and the pattern, here the link:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Slouchy Knitted Hat pattern

For those who are interested here is my pattern:

Gauge: 3.5 sts/1 in.
Yarn: I love this yarn! ($1.99!!!) about 200 yards
(you could probably use any bulky weight yarn for a substitute)
Needles: size 10 US 16 in. circular, and set of size 10 US DPN
(Note: the yarn called for size 8, the larger gauged needles will make hat more slouchy!)
Size: One size fits most
CO 68 sts using the circular needles
1. Work 2 X 2 rib for 2.5"
2. Knit all stitches while increasing by 12 stitches evenly (80 sts)
3. Knit all stitches while increasing by 8 stitches evenly (88 sts)
4. *K1, P1*
5. Purl all stitches
6. Repeat rows 4 and 5 until piece measures 8" from CO.

Decreasing Crown (switch to DPNs when necessary)
7. *P9, P2G* (80 sts)
8. Purl all stitches
9. *P6, P2G* (70sts)
10. Purl all stitches
11. *P5, P2G* (60 sts)
12. *P4, P2G* (50 sts)
13. *P3, P2G* (40 sts)
14. *P2, P2g* (30 sts)
15. *P1, P2G* (20 sts)
16. *P2G* (10 sts)
17. *P2G* (5 sts)
18. cut yarn, thread yarn through remaining stitches, pull tight and weave in remaining yarn.
Note: pattern within ** should be repeated

This hat is reversable. The front side has a bumpy texture throughout body. The reverse side has a mock 1 X 1 rib.

Knitted Slouchy Hat

I've been wanting to make another slouchy hat. The last one I made didn't look good on me and was a little too small for my head.

I looked online for awhile for a new pattern in a knitted version. I wasn't having too much luck so I just made one up, and this is what I came up with.

I think I like it, although, I don't know if it is really me. And, unfortunately, I just look rediculous when taking my own picture.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Charity Blanket Squares

Lately, the only thing I've been knitting while I study are squares for the charity blanket my friend Heather and I are making together. I realized today when I put them next to each other that my squares look very early 90s. I really hope Heather has some cooler colors in her stash so the afghan will look nicer and not so dated.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sorry I haven't been posting. After winter break, I got busy with school, so I haven't been knitting a lot. :( I did manage to teach one of the girls in my class to knit. She was a quick study and within 4 weeks she is already on her 4th project. Whew! I think she faster and more motivated to knit than me. I am impressed with her! Well, I've got four tests this week so my hiadis will continue for now. I just got my Interview Knits mag. today and I think I will knit something from it starting next week. I'll try to post again then.