Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Almost finished!

And it should be, because Autumn has really started over here right now. But it is nice to be indoors and knit a bit when the weather outside is cold and windy...

I sewed two buttons onto the neckwarmer. They are fake, because I forgot the buttons holes. But it's not really a problem because the neck warmer is big enough to fit over nu head with ease. I steam blocked the brim. When it's completely dry I'll post a picture of the neck warmer 'in action' :-)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Still working on that neckwarmer

I finished the knitting part. Well, i had to because i ran out of yarn :) So now i only have to weave in the ends and sew on some buttons. I added some extra length at the bottom of the neckwarmer to tugg into my coat.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Oversized cardigan

Knitting the front panels of my oversized cardigan. I want to have drop shoulder sleeves. I think it looks good with the slightly baggy look, and it is easy to knit... Eventhough the double seed stitch is time consuming, I really like the relief of the pattern. So far, so good! Happy knitting!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Swatching for a new cardigan

I bought some coral colored yarn about a month ago to make a sweater or a cardigan. I decided I would like to have a cozy, slightly oversized, easy to knit cardigan. So I got some skeins from the same lot, and started swatching...



I tried several knit and purl patterns. I found seed stitch to messy and moss stitch to square, so I decided to go with double seed stitch:

Friday, October 03, 2014

Poppy Winter Sun Hat

Knitting Pattern
 Poppy Winter Sun Hat
Price:$5.00
Sizes:small (56 cm), medium (59 cm), and large (62 cm)
Needle size:US#6 - 4 mm
Yarn Weight:DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
Yardage:246 - 328 yards
A floppy sun hat is a classic winter look, so why not try this knit version of it! It is a quick knit and it is easy to adjust to any head size. The brim is knit sideways, and stitches are taken up out of the side of the brim as a base for the top part of the hat. The cable band is knitted as a separate piece.
All pattern downloads and purchases are handled through ravelry.com. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Love my new hat!

Wanted to share some pics of my new winter hat with you. I happy with the way it turned out and it is definitely something else than the regular beanie or beret :)
I m still working on the pattern for this one and the slouchy beanie and I hope to finish it soon.



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Matching scarf... Or neck warmer?

Ofcourse i need a matching scarf for my new hat. But when i checked my stash i realized that i had only one 250 meter scein left... Oh no... So i decided that i ll just make a neck warmer... I've knitted about a third now and it's looking good for now...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wiring my hat

Just a quick update on my sun hat project. Its looking good now, and even more important: it fits. So I'm putting some some electrical wire in the brim to make it firm. It's also nice because it allows you to bend the hat into any shape. I'm still working on the cable band which i want to use as decoration.



And... I took notes, so i can turn this one into a pattern as well :)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Quick FO update!

I already finished the slouchy beanie for my boyfriend. I'm happy with the way it looks, especially the striped knit/purl pattern. It's slightly too large for my head, but I added a picture anyway, just so you have an idea of what it looks like.
And most importantly... He likes it :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Knitted floppy hat... Things are looking bright again

I'm happy about my winter hat project again. I was a little disappointed previously because the pieces didn't come together nicely, so I changed my plans, and now it looks quite good I think. I do want to add a piece of wire to make the brim a little stiffer and add a band made of the reversible cable that I worked on last week