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Showing posts from August, 2014

Peaks and Valleys Hat

I've been slowly but surely working through all my notes, scattered across several notebooks and a few computer folders, and working the fragments of patterns into completed designs. This one is so fun and simple to work off the needles, and it's about to become a donation staple for me!

A simple stockinette stitch, broken up by purl ridges creates a ribbed and slouchy hat.

YARN 90-120 yards Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic; 170y/155m per 100 grams)

NEEDLES US 9 / 5.5 mm 16" circular needle
US 9 / 5.5 mm double pointed needles

NOTIONS One stitch marker
Darning needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE 16 sts x 20 rows = 4" in stockinette

SIZES baby (toddler, child, adult)


New Photos For The Helping Haiti Hat!

A few weeks ago, my dear friend Casie took me downtown and we did a quick photo shoot. She got some great photos of me with my knitting, which I'll be sharing later this week (and next), but I wanted to share this photo first.

As I go through all my old posts, I'm doing three things specifically. First, I'm just getting them all back here on this space.  But more importantly, I'm re-knitting many of my old patterns for new photos, and I'm making all my patterns available for free.

Some of my patterns are still only available for purchase, and I'm working through those patterns from the older ones first through to the newer ones. As I make all the patterns free, I'm also adding all the directions right here to the blog, rather than having them be available for download only. I'm working on getting a "print this page" button added to each post so you can still print the directions, but I wanted to make sure people didn't need to download an…

Expedition Hat

My cable obsession continues with this hat. These cables are spaced far enough apart that they stand out, and this is a perfect hat for beginner cablers to test the waters with!

YARN  150 yards Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool (100% wool; 465 yds / 425 meters per 227 grams)

NEEDLES  US 8 / 5.0mm 16" circular needle
US 10 / 6.0mm 16” circular needle
US 10 / 6.0mm double pointed needles

NOTIONS  Cabling needle
One stitch marker
Darning needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE  9 sts x 13 rows = 2" in stockinette

SIZES  child (adult) = 14 (16)” circumference, un-stretched.

See the Ravelry Page for more information.