Remember that orange one I teased you with and requested test knitters for? It’s been test-knit and the kinks worked out and I really love all of the results I have seen.
A simple textured braid with an interesting decrease method makes this hat engaging to knit as well as fashionable to wear. The extra-slouchy nature allows this hat to be an easy fit for most head-sizes. Using just 1 skein of most sock-yarns, it’s the perfect project to help you work through your stash or perhaps sample that new skein you’ve had your eyes on for ages.
Freshy brought it to my attention that the yarn originally called for in the pattern, Colinette Jitterbug, is no longer distributed in the US but I recommend you look at the other yarns that were used and see the results of similar materials and wpis to find a suitable substitute!
Sizes: One size fits most adult heads
US #2 Circular Needles, 16 inch
US #5 Circular Needles, 16 inch and DPNs
1 Skein of Jitterbug from Colinette Yarns (100% merino, 291 m)
Gauge: 6 sts = 1 inch in k2, p2 rib stitch on size 2 needles (row gauge is not important)
All of the projects I have going right now (3 of them! Eek! I usually try to stay somewhat monogamous with my knitting…) have made some progress this week although not much to show I guess.
The yellow Malabrigo had a needle malfunction and is not being knit on straights. I don’t knit with straights often, and they feel weird in my hands but I do want to get this done at some point in the future and this is the way to do it!
The sweater is almost at the pattern-change point, and the new design is off to a fresh albeit slightly delayed start because of the other projects.
And this news?
I’m releasing the Braided Slouch Pattern tomorrow! So keep your eyes open for the latest pattern from SillyLittleLady 🙂
If you’re interested in more WIP Wednesdays, visit Tami’s blog to read more!
Today I’m sharing with you a song by a man who is somewhat of an acquired taste? I don’t many people who liked him right off the bat, but once you listen to him once you’re curious for more, and the more you have, the more you love. Kind of like Boba Tea…those little tapioca pearls are a trip at first but addictive after the first drink!
A Ribbon by Davendra Banhart
If you’d like to participate put your links in the comments!
I don’t have an FO for you again today, instead I have another CO!
Instead of let myself get down about those potential-job related things that I mentioned that didn’t pan out, I’m finally working on a new design that’s been in my head for ages now.
This morning saw much of the scheming, sketching and math-ing that goes along with designing knitting patterns but I have to admit, I’m very excited about this one! So stay tuned, you’ll see more in the future I’m sure 😉
I was having some difficulties with the Malabrigo lace project that I keep teasing you with and so I put it down for a while (“a while” means for an evening, didn’t even make it 24 hours before I had to pick it up again) to try and let the creative juices flow and magic to happen.
I decided that I was trying to make it too difficult and it wasn’t necessary to whip out complicated patterns and numbers to prove to the knitting and designing world that I’m capable and instead I’ve opted to Keep It Simple Silly (yes, yes, I know how that acronym usually ends, but, I mean, I am Silly Little Lady afterall).
The shawlette/scarf is plugging along whenever I have the time to knit on it some and I gotta say, I am very pleased with this simplicity and awesomeness that is unfolding. As I’ve mentioned before, this will also need test knitters sometime in the hopefully-near future and if you’re interested in helping me out, drop me a line!
Wanna see more WIPs? Skip on over to Tami’s blog to read other yarny adventures!
Musical Monday is something I used to do on my old blog and I really enjoyed sharing music with my readers and listening to new stuff from others, so I’m going to start it here 🙂 If you want to join in, post your link in the comments!
This first Monday, I’m going to share a song I’ve been jamming to all weekend:
Much more than I showed you a few weeks ago, wouldn’t you say? It’s coming along well although a bit slow since it is for a larger person than myself as a Christmas present and every now and again I worry that it won’t be done in time, but we’ll see…there may be some sleepless knitting nights come December in order to get it to the recipient on time.
And I’ve also been working on this pseudo-seekrit project and making decent progress as well:
I’m quite excited about how its turning out and I absolutely love love LOVE the color combination between the two yarns.
Skip on over to Tami’s blog to see what other WIPs are happening this week!