Friday, September 25, 2015

Baby Hat and Blanket

Good morning friends

Today for Finished Friday I have a baby hat I made for a friend who had a new Grandson. This is actually a stitch sequence I've used for the last few hats I've made and I really like it. I don't know who came up with it, I THINK it's called the Hurdle Stitch but I'm not sure. Please leave me a comment below if you know who to credit the stitch sequence to.

It is a 4 row sequence, rows 1 & 2 are E-wrapped. Rows 3 & 4 are Knit 1, Purl 1 across. Repeat until the hat is deep enough. I used a CinDWood 44 peg hat loom, and used the Navajo method of knitting 3 strands from a single ball of yarn. The the sequence was started after the garter stitch brim was wide enough for my liking.

I love to make a stroller blanket for new babies, so I crochet one to match the hat in my favourite "V Stitch".

And the set all getting packaged up for gift giving.

My friend shared a picture of little Sam wearing his new hat and all snuggled in his car seat with his new blanket - so sweet!

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Cream Spiral Hat

Good morning friends

For Finished Friday, I have a cream spiral hat to share.

Now this hat was done a very long time ago - before I kept track of what I was making, what loom I used and what stitches. So I'm afraid I have no pattern or details ... I tended to just wing it when loom knitting my hats. 

Ha, I still just wing it - doing whatever stitch appeals to me at the moment. But now, I'm keeping track in a notebook.

I have a folder full of older loomed projects that have never been posted and I'm going to pull them out and start sharing them.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Finished Lightweight Cowl

Good morning friends

I am so glad I decided to block my cowl - it opened up the stitches and it lays so much nicer. I used an iron and a damp towel to block, in case you are wondering.

It matches the hat (click HERE) perfectly.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Lightweight Cowl is off the loom!

Good morning friends

Today for Finished Friday, I'd like to show you my Lightweight Cowl is off the loom and ready for assembly. I was going to just stitch the ends together, but now I think I will block it first.

I'm happy with how it turned out, and I'm liking the soft colours!

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Lightweight Cowl - a Work In Progress

Good morning friends

I have been busy with my looms, in between having two different sets of out-of-town guests, babysitting our Grandkids, and landscaping. I thought I would post one of my projects this morning, and found this post in the 'drafts' folder! So I think we will start with this one ... a Work In Progress cowl.

I used a 51 peg CinDWood loom with only 35 of the pegs worked.

I wanted a cowl to match my Lightweight Spiral Hat in THIS post.  (Click HERE).

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Purple Pagosa Springs Scarf

Good morning friends

I actually finished my second Pagosa Springs scarf (a Dayna Scoles pattern from Etsy) awhile ago - but getting the pictures onto my computer and water marked proves to take longer than the actual loom knitting. Sheesh.

I blocked the scarf using an ironing board with a damp towel and an iron and the lacework really opened up and made the scarf large enough for an adult! I initially thought it might be for our Granddaughter, since she 'loves pink and purple' but now I'm going to give it to our eldest daughter for her birthday next month.

The yarn was really fine and I love that you can get such a lacy look with a simple ring of plastic. Thank you Dayna Scoles for such a nice pattern!

After I took the photos, I decided I didn't like the white tee shirt in them so took a few more pics with a black tee.

 I still found the decrease end was going to be shorter than the front end though. This is not an error in the pattern by any means, I think it's just the way the stitches fall. At least the way I loom knit! I added an extra row - maybe a total of 4 throughout the decreases - where I didn't decrease at all and that helped keep the two sides the same length.

Will I make this pattern again? You BET! I already have my yarn and as soon as I am finished the Grandkids new winter hats, I'll be starting another one.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Smaller Pagosa Springs Scarf - WIP

Good morning friends

I thought I'd share a picture of my latest Work in Progress (WIP).  I am making a second Pagosa Springs Scarf, which is a Dayna Scoles pattern I purchased off Etsy.  The last scarf turned out so good I wanted to try another one. Because I wasn't sure I'd have enough yarn to complete the scarf using the large yellow Knifty Knitter loom which the pattern required. I decided to make it with the smaller green one.

I have finished all the increases and have started on the decreases. It's working out really well!