Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Boy Hat and the Blueberry Scarf

Two FOs to share today! Work has been total insanity, with limited knitting time. Today we have one long overdue FO, and one quick Christmas knit.

I finished up Saviche's belated birthday present:

Blueberry Scarf
Pattern: A simple stitch pattern advertised in a SWTC newsletter a few months back. The pattern is K1, YO, K2tog* repeat from * across both sides.
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Chunky AL, a bulky y 12 WPI yarn
Needles: 6mm Bamboo straights

This turned into a looooong skinny scarf. I though casting on 30 stitches in a chunky yarn would produce a wider scarf, but not so much. The stitch pattern must have narrowed it down a bit. Rather than frog and start over, I decided to make a long skinny scarf. The recipient lives in LA, and would probably stifle inside a chunky wool scarf anyway!

Happy belated birthday Saviche!

Next up, The Boy Hat, made for my little sister's BF for Christmas. He does not spend a ton of time browsing the knit blogs, so I think the Christmas surprise will stay intact.

Colin's Ribbed Hat
Pattern: The Boy Hat, by LimulusKnits
Yarn: Bernat Cashmere Natural Blends, in a charcoal grey
Needles: 4.5 mm bamboo dpns

The clever decreases are what makes this hat fun and interesting. Plus, I got to use 8 stitch markers, which is always fun times. The way the ribbing intersects on the crown reminds me of Gothic architecture, flying butresses and all that. I foresee a couple more of these fun, quick hats in the future. Coming up tomorrow, 2 free patterns! Stay tuned :)


Stacy said...

Love the way the rib intersect on the hate!

Pitty said...

Yayayay! Thanks friend! It looks gorgeous and now that its actually raining I DO need it!! xoxoxox