Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Color Work, my favorite kind of work...

I've been faithfully working on the Mimbres Vest. Hopefully by the weekend I will be cutting the steeks!!!

I found some great buttons too:

Before steeking it's traditonal to have a hit of Scotch. Scotch has other knitting uses as well. I think I'll hold off until after they're sewn and cut!!

I've also started on the Endpaper Mitts.
They are a great project for learning.
Basic colorwork (no float carries)
Basic mitten construction
Tubular cast on

Magic Loop knitting.


I'm considering Liz Lovick's pi KAL.

And, It snowed last night…. Sigh… These are the times I wonder why I left Florida.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Christina's Beanie

Here's the pattern:


Sizes: 16 inches—child
18 inches—adult
20 inches—large adult

Materials: Debbie Bliss Cashmarino Aran (50g/100yd, 55 % merino/33% microfiber/12%cashmere) or Merino Aran (50g/85yd, 100% merino wool) 2 skeins
#8 circular needles, 16 inches
#8 dbl pointed needles

Gauge: 4.5 stitches/ 1 inch in st st.


Cast on 72 (80, 92) stitches.
Join and begin working in the round:
Rnd 1: K1 P1 to end of round.
Rnd 2: P to end of round.
Repeat these two rounds until piece measures 2 ½ inches, ending with rnd 2.


Rnd 1: K3 P1 to end of rnd
Rnd 2: P1, * K1 P3* repeat from * to* until last 3 stitches, K1 P2
Repeat these 2 rows until entire piece measures 8 ½--9 inches.

Decrease rows:
(Change to double pointed needles when necessary)
Rnd 1: *K1, SSK, P1* to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: P1 * K1 P2 * repeat from * to * to last to stitches 2 stitches K1 P1.
Rnd 3: K2 P1 to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: same as rnd 2.
Rnd 5: K2 tog P1 to end of rnd.
Rnd 6: K1 P1 to end of rnd.
Rnd 7: K2 tog to end of rnd.
Rnd 8: same as rnd 7.
Pull yarn through remaining stitches and secure top.


Weave in loose ends.
Fold Brim. Block if necessary.
Fold brim.

Download a PDF of Christina's Beanie.