March 7, 2013
Ok, so I promised that I’d post it later today (which is technically yesterday), but here it is!
The Isle of Birds Beanie Ravelry pattern page is here! Please check out my other patterns too.
And now, the sneak peek….. another beanie!
I LOVE this hat! I love the colors and, of course, the kitty! This is a pattern I just sort of started fiddling with and ended up really liking. It uses the same techniques as the other beanies but uses a slightly thinner yarn (worsted, not aran) so it’s a completely different feel.
So, as always, keep checking back here because this one will also have a free pattern coming!
March 6, 2013
It’s finally finished! I’ve taken all the photos I need and have put together a pdf of the pattern for this fabulous hat.
If you didn’t see the previous post about this hat, it’s basically just a simply beanie–but with a twist. It’s double knit all the way through, so it’s completely reversible, and super-duper warm!
I’ve already worn it around campus a few times and it’s kept my ears pretty darn toasty. I also love that it has the two sides, so if I change in mood during the day I can just give it a little flip for a whole new look!
Which side do you guys like better? I think I like the mostly blue one…. but it’s’ hard to decide!
Ok, I know, enough yakking. Here’s the pattern!
Link (.pdf): Isle of Birds
If you all have any questions about the pattern, comments, or corrections, please, please feel free to email me!
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also just leave a comment on this post too!
I’ll be posting the link to the official Ravelry page of this hat later today (along with the next sneak peek…. ) so check back soon!
March 4, 2013
So, good news for everyone out there looking for a cool new pattern to knit.
I’ve slightly modified my chevron double knit hat and have turned it into a pretty cool fair-isle beanie. I’ve finished it, and pics of it completed are on the way, but here’s a quick look at some WIP pictures.
There will be a pattern coming too, hopefully this week!~
And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about my chevron items. Once I get them re-knitted so that I can include a phototutorial, I’ll post the pattern!
So….. stay tuned~
February 17, 2013
So I finally retrieved my double-knit cowl from my boyfriend’s house and I took come pictures of it to show off!
I know there are a couple of mistakes visible on one side, but those are bound to happen! The good thing is that it’s reversible so I can put the mistake side on the inside! I’m working on the pattern, and it should be up soon-ish.
I’ve got something else in the works too! Here’s a little sneak peek of what I’ve been working on.
I know, I know, I said I’d upload the patterns for the double-knit hat and cowl, but I really need a nice day to take the pictures to do the patterns justice. (And it’s a bitter winter right now where I live!)
In the meantime, I’ll have a new pattern up this week what basically amounts to a giant pink puff-ball. It’s really a cowl/neckwarmer of sorts, but it’s just so darn fluffy (and sheds everywhere)!
I’m done knitting it and the (free!) pattern should be up before the week’s over.
Check back to see more goodies!
February 3, 2013
As much as I know it’s a tradition, I’m not a big fan of watching the Super Bowl. So, I knitted while it was on!
I’ve been working on this double-knitted hat for a while, but it wasn’t until today when I finished it. I’ve also made a cowl that is the same pattern and technique but in different colors (because I ran out of yarn….). Pics of the cowl are coming soon too.
My theory behind these items is that one single layer of worsted weight yarn doesn’t do much against the bitter winds of Midwest winters. I’ve also always loved colorwork (chevron in particular) and haven’t made that many things that use that technique.
First, I started knitting, having no idea what I was doing. I started off with a certain number of stitches intending to make the hat first, but it was too large and I thought, oh well, I’ll just make a cowl! Once that was done I got straight to work on the hat.
And I was right! Both items are super toasty. And both will come with a free pattern!!!
Ok, enough jibber-jabber. Here’s the photos!
The top of that picture is the “right” side, the that, when I knitted, faced me. The other side shown on the bottom is the “reverse” and the back of the double knitting. This means that, yes, this hat is completely reversible!!! (That’s my favorite part.) It’s also doubly thick and warm.
I’ll try to get pics of the cowl up and the pattern posted by the end of the week for all of you eager to get started!
July 3, 2012
Hello, everyone! Now that summer’s here I plan to be updating regularly with at least new posts about how my current projects are going. Sorry for being away for so long, but those college students out there will understand how busy that second semester can get.
But, I have a brand new pattern for you. I call it the Grape Vines Hat. Please check it out on Ravelry too!
You can send any comments or report any errors to my email at email@example.com
Grape Vines Hat (PDF, 665kb)