Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hattastic

Winter seemed to be over, but then there was more cold ands how 😦
But then: more reason for woolly hats 🙂

third Thorpe

Thorpe no3, this time for BF, no tassles

Another Thorpe hat, this time for my BF who likes green but no tassles. Handdyed and handspun BFL.

Marram hat in handspun

Marram hat in handspun Merino, slighlyt lumpy

Marram hat, lovely pattern, quick knit. The yarn I used was some Merinow that I had spun ages ago. It turned out quite big, but then it covers my ears nicely. Also it is not very regular and quite thick and thin, so you cannot really see the spiraly pattern. I still like it.

 

And my favourite:

Beet Heid

Beet Heid

Beet Heid

Loved the pattern for the Neep Heid by Kate Davies (available here or here). Very addictive knit really.

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Binding Off never felt so good…

Whippoorwill

… and never took so long! Oh goodness, over 560 stitches took me ages! But now I’m finally done! All blocked, all dry –  and oh how I love the shawl. I like how the colours came together, altho I had estimated that I’d only get a pink strip and some more grey at the edge. But it needed less yarn and so I got the nice pink edge. I needed in total about 150grams of 2-ply sport weight merino yarn from Yarnundyed.co.uk, knitted on 4.5mm needles, ovendyed a while ago for this project.

Whippoorwill is a great pattern, very easy to follow. Instructions for three different sizes, all with the correct stitch numbers, lacy pattern in written instructions as well as in charts.

It would be quite interesting to have a total stitch count. I only know that they were enough stitches to wipe out the little numbers that tell you the needlesize!