Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Navy Acrylic Lace Scarf

This is a repost from 2009.........I fixed the link to the pattern so you can find it now.
Ok, here's the finished scarf. Sorry, I couldn't get a good picture of it that wasn't blurry so I will try to get my daughter to take a really good one for me and I'll post it. She's more professional at photography than I am. Her blog is Check it out!

Anyway, I'm finally finished because I ran out of yarn! It only has around 4 ounces of fingering yarn in it and measures about 68". I was going for 72".
The pattern can be found here navy lace scarf.

I'm still working on the white one and that'll take me a bit longer than this one. The navy one really only had about one row of lace patterning that took any thinking where the white one has 8 rows on thinking! LOL

Tell me what you think and let me know if you've tried this lace pattern.

Red Heart Garter Stitch Baby Hat

Here's my next choice of knitting hat patterns from Red Heart.  I want to use up the blue from the other hat, pix coming.........

Garter Stitch Baby Hat

ADORABLE  right!?

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Remember Christmas is coming so you need to start now to get those decorations and gifts done on time.

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Red Heart Faux Brioche Beret

I've made this hat pattern and found what I think is a mistake and have talked to them about it.  They agree but I don't know how long the correction will be made.  Correction is in red.

The pattern states:

Rounds 14-47: Repeat Rounds 12 and 13 seventeen (17) more times
Rounds 48-53: * K1, p1; repeat from * around.

How I think it should read is:

Rounds 14-53:  Repeat Rounds 12 and 13 twenty (20) more times

From there on use the pattern as written but continue to work into the rows below as long as the pattern allows, keeping in mind that the decreases will affect the numbers of stitches involved in the pattern.  You want to keep the raised rib as long as possible.

Hope this helps everyone.  I'm going to try a different on next.  I'll post some pix of this hat now and the next one later.

matching fingerless gloves

I'll take a pix after I"m all done.  Sorry for them being much coffee, I guess.  I'll try to do better next time.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Red Heart Faux Brioche Beret

Red Heart Yarns or Coast and Clark, have so many free patterns for all levels of knitters and crocheters.  I've been playing around with different patterns but found this one the most fun so far.  Faux Brioche Beret calling for their Boutique yarn.  I say playing around because I don't have any Boutique yarn so tried it with the same size needles, size 9, but used 4 dpns because I didn't have the circular needle.

I started with size 8 dpns because I thought that's what I would use throughout but with increasing, I found they weren't long enough so I had some much longer size 9s that I had so switched to them when I had to increase.

I followed the pattern religiously as usual, but when it came to decreasing, I had a problem and it could have been my yarn choice but don't think so.  They have you decrease but you don't stay in the stitch pattern other than to k1 p1.  The whole beret was knitted one row knitting into the stitch of the row below and the purl row purling into the stitch of the row below.  When it came to decreasing, it didn't say to continue going into the stitch of the row below.  What happened was that it got too small to fast, I think and it created a definite line of pattern change and suddenly got flat and turned into a point!  I didn't like that at all.

I emailed Coats and Clark and have yet to hear but they are always so good about helping me with my questions I know I"ll hear sometime this week.

I ripped out all the decrease rows and reknitted them as stated but going into the row below wherever I possibly could.  It made a much better finish on the top, which is worn laying to the back.  Also, because I used the Super Saver yarn, I need to knit at least 4 more rows, I think.  That's my gauge anyway.

I think what drew me to it first was the coloration of the yarn.  Of course, mine isn't quite as pretty but I have some Super Saver variegated yarn I am going to try another one with at another time.  I have one started with Super Saver white right now.

I'll take a pix later.  I have, or am starting to list my items for sale on my facebook page.

The one I've really enjoyed is this one but there's many to try.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dead Fish Pattern

Dead Fish hat pattern
This is on the Knitty website

Another Dead Fish hat website

I was going through my older posts and found the dead fish hat pattern link wasn't there.  I wonder if it really ever was.  

At any rate, here are a couple links.  The first one is the pattern and the second one a fun website with lots of examples on it.

I'm sorry if anyone came looking for the pattern and couldn't find it.

Make sure you check your gauge.  Mine turned out a little large for a child and probably would fit a man.

Please accept my apology for not sharing the pattern