This is the other beanie finished. Notice how the wool quality makes all the difference in the world!!
This one is soft and fluffy while the other one is stiff and shinny. I have to move on now my little angel asked me to knit two to her, one in black and another one natural wool color.
Cashmere wool beanie
Both this beanies were knitted with a 5,0 - 80 cm circular needle.
The one that's done was made with 100% acrylic "wool".
I started with a 2 purl x 2 knit bar and then just went on with a 3 purl x 3 knit. When I thought I add enough I just started to decrease at the top, knitting 2 together in each bar until I had no more.
The second one is made of 100% cashmere "wool". Filati Pregiati.
It has a 1 purl x 1 knit bar and then is all just plain knit.
The way I decide on how many stitches I need to cast is by doing a swatch of 20 stitches by 10 lines then I just measure how many do I need.
I have finally gotten back to knitting after taking a few years' break! :P I decided to do something simple to get back in the swing of things, so chose this pattern from knitty.com:
I chose to use Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran yarn, since I have tons of it in my yarn stash...I don't know that I would choose it for this type of project again, though, because this yarn tends to split fairly easily. Anyway, I am fairly happy with the result, and it ended up being my mother-in-law's Christmas present! Sorry for the poor photos - I am definitely NOT gifted in the photography department!! :oops:
View of the detail:
my first pair of fingerless mittens :) the pattern is on ravelry, twin rib pattern.
Don't be mislead by this book's title. The knits are, indeed, simple, but not for beginners only. The sweaters, especially, will help intermediate knitters develop their skills. Besides, with such chic, cute designs, even the most experienced of knitters would find a project to love in this book! In fact, I have had to buy this book three times, since other knitters have borrowed it and then not wanted to give it back! :-) I DEFINATELY plan to procure more books in the Yarn Girls' series!
Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits cover
omg i think these are So cute! I'm making so much winter stuff I...well I don't wish it was winter but that maybe I was taking a trip somewhere cold LOL.
Though I would pass along this cool web site I found through a link on knitty.com!
What is everyone currently working on??
Hi, is anyone in this group also active on Ravelry? I just joined and am looking forward to using it more. :-)