Archive | October, 2011

2nd Anniversary Giveaway

31 Oct

I started designing 2 years ago and I want to do something to mark the occasion! I still have a way to go, but I really feel that I’ve come a long way from my first tries two years ago.

I would like to give away any 2 of my patterns (ebooks excluded) to 2 persons. All you have to do to take part in the giveaway is to comment on this post and tell me which of my patterns you prefer and why. If you want to also tell me what kind of patterns you’d like to see, don’t hesitate.

My own personal favourite pattern is Cretaceous. I really like the different knitting directions and I like how the two different colour yarns emphasize that. I also like the simple lace that highlights the border.

You have until Friday, 4th November 11pm (GMT+1) to leave your comment, don’t forget to include contact information so I can get in touch if you are a winner. I will use a random number generator to select the winners. Good luck! 😀

Grow With Me Beanie

10 Oct

This hat was born out of necessity. I needed to knit woolly hats for my two boys and had a huge stash of sock yarn (I always do). I wanted the knitting to be fast and the hat to be warm so I decided to use two threads of sock yarn.

Also, I decided to make a hat that would last more than one season, hence the beanie. It fits a wide range of head sizes, from toddlers to teenagers (and even adults with small to medium head size). I have tried it on an 18-month old and it fits my small-ish woman head.

The length is simply adjusted by turning the brim, which provides extra warmth on the ears. It is perfect as a basic winter hat for children for every day use thanks to its simplicity and the hardwearing qualities of sock yarn.

Basically, this hat should fit any child, perfect if you want to knit for a child but are unsure of his/her head size.

Difficulty
Easy


Yarn

About 200 m / 220 yards total of 4-ply sock yarn
2 threads are used for this design so, if you use 2 different yarns, you will need 100 m / 110 yard from each

Notions
Needles: 5.0mm/US8 circular needle or DPNs or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: 4 stitch markers, Darning needle


Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, SSK, K2tog

Gauge
19 sts x 30 rows / 10 cm – 4” in stocking stitch

Size
1 size should fit any child


Pattern Cost: $3.00

Check out the other projects on Ravelry:

A Pair of Socks for My Boy

1 Oct

I just finished a pair of socks for my 7-year old. This was long overdue since the first sock was ready back in June, yes, June! Anyway, the sweet boy was patient and was very pleased today to finally have a complete pair.

I knit a pair of Hiss, using some leftover Wollmeise for the toe, a Regia cotton blend for the heel and a standard Regia sock yarn for the ribbing. The foot and leg is made in yummy Knit Picks Stroll Multi, I love this colour!

But, enough talk, here are a few pictures.

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