31 October 2010

the big river hat pattern...

           
okay...i'm just back from my son's soccer tournament (third place, yay!) and before I take off for a round of trick-or-treating with the "gang" i'll quickly post the promised pattern for the...

big river hat




this pattern has not been test-knit (except by me) nor has it been edited...if you find any mistakes, please let me know!

materials:
  • 2 skeins of sport weight wool--colors A & B.  I used Brown Sheep's Nature Spun Sport and Top of the Lamb sport...
  • 1-16" circular US size 3
  • 1-set of US size 3 dpn's
  • tapestry needle
gauge:
  • 6 stitches and app. 9 rounds per inch in stockinette
purl dot pattern: multiples of four

rounds 1 & 3:  Knit
round 2:  Knit 3, purl 1
round 4:  Knit 1, purl 1, knit 2


directions:


With color A, cast on 120 stitches.  Join work (careful not to twist!).  Knit for 1"-or-so (about 9 rounds).  Purl one round.  Change to color B and knit one round; knit one round with A. Repeat these two rounds twice more--6 rounds in stripe pattern. Purl one round with A. Change to B and work 6 repeats of purl dot pattern (above) for about 2.5" (app. 24 rounds).  With A, knit one round, purl one round. 
Continue knitting with A for approximately 1"-1.5" (about 9-14 rounds).
 Shape crownThis is a good time to try the hat on--if you want it shorter, tick back a few rounds.  If you need it longer, add a few more rounds before beginning the crown shaping.  You will shape the crown by decreasing 8 stitches, evenly spaced, every other round until you have
Round 1:  Knit 13, knit 2 together (k2tog) to end of round--112 stitches remain
Even rounds:
Round 3:  Knit 12, k2tog to end of round--104 stitches remain
Round 5:  Knit 11, k2tog to end of round--96 stitches remain


Continue this way, decreasing 8 stitches every other round, evenly spaced, until you have 64 stitches, change to double pointed needles, then decrease 8 stitches EVERY round until 8 stitches remain.  Break thread, pull through these 8 stitches and tack down well on wrong side.  Weave in all threads and wet block...Wear the hat pulled down like a beanie, or pull the crown to one side and pin with a big kilt pin (or maybe a stitch holder?...hee, hee)...

et voilà !!!

© 2010 pamela w allen designs I am happy to share this pattern with knitters. It may be used for non-commercial, personal or charity knitting.. It is not to be used in any publication, nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without written permission.

if you use this pattern, please show your appreciation by donating to a charity that benefits children in need...




HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

30 October 2010

tomorrow's treat...

                                                                                                                          
...those that responded to my plea for help in deciding what to offer as october's free pattern were decidedly in favor of the big river hat...

so...


 I pulled some old Lamb's Pride Sport from the stash and, this morning, at my son's soccer game, i went to work to re-create the cap...

my numbers seem to work, and the hat is quite lovely done in two shades of brown...

tomorrow, I will post the pattern...


meglio tardi che mai...right?

28 October 2010

big river...?

                                                                                                                                                
yes?

27 October 2010

your choice...!

                                                         
november already? is fast upon us, and still i haven't decided what to offer as october's free pattern...

so, dear reader...i need your help... 
please?  per favore?  s'il vous plaît?


i had thought to offer this child's play crown...a little something that i designed years ago when my boys attended a waldorf school...it makes a wonderful gift for a child's birthday, or even for the upcoming holidays
(maybe even halloween?)



then, yesterday, i received an inquiry from a fellow knitter...would I please share the pattern for my
 big river hat ?


hmmmm...

what do you think?

which most interests you?



26 October 2010

not-so-dizzy...

one reversible cable, twisted irregularly, on a seed stitch border...
         


an elegant version
of dizzy garden ...

25 October 2010

sweater inspiration...

....................

grey...

...this morning the ocean, still agitated from yesterday's rain, was clothed in the color of the season...it was oh-so-gorgeous in it's deep grey... stunningly accessorized with foamy white caps...

rita cranea local photographer,
 has captured it perfectly here...

imagine that grey with the blue that now peaks out over the horizon...



sweater inspiration...


22 October 2010

on the needles...


...baby sweater in hand-spun alpaca...

...if all goes well, the pattern should be available soon!

21 October 2010

score...


been lucky this week...

fiber-wise, that is...

yesterday i recieved the wonderful alpaca/merino/lurex yarn, pictured above...part of a ravelry swap...

then...

while in the local thrift store searching for costume items, i came across a large plastic zip-lock bag filled with alpaca yarn...enough for a sweater and in perfect condition...

the price?

five dollars
(about 3.50 euros)



sick!!!

(for those of you not "up" on the current american slang, that means "awesome", "cool" or "very good")

the question...should i knit something for him???


20 October 2010

never for him...

...that's a beautiful scarf, he says...


yes, i reply, isn't it?

of course, it's not for me, he says...

no

it's never for me...

19 October 2010

she's batty...

...pure silliness...


a little bat made from a scrap of black wool and a wine cork...

just a knitted tube, slipped over a cork

 two little french knots for eyes

garter stitch wings tacked onto the back...

silly...



13 October 2010

j'adore...

...the site quince & co...

it seems perfect in every way...


the simplicity!  the colors!

i hope the yarns are every bit as scrumptious as they look...


i just ordered their color book

am eagerly anticipating its arrival

yarn lust...its a good thing...right?

12 October 2010

dizzy revisited...

...a more refined version of dizzy, january's scarf pattern, is on my beautiful glass needles...


...thirty-one stitches...two yummy yarns held together...


...the yarns?

feeling by lana gatto, a  merino/silk/cashmere blend
and
bollicine sissi a subtly variegated mohair from cascade yarns



07 October 2010

on the needles...

...the prototype for a new pattern...

a sweater for baby...

a hood, some color work

...a border of seed stitch

and...best of all...no seams




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