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Purple Hat

On Saturday night I have frogged te purple hat and started again.

I made a few mistakes:

  • I kept dropping stitches on the other needles where I was not working on them
  • It was far too big. I tried to work out the gauge before starting but I nust have got it completely wrong! It was absolutely huge!

Because of the type of yarn, some of it at the beginning became ruined and I had to throw it away … as I have only 1 skein of it I really do hope it will be enough!

The original patten I decided to follow was:

Round 1: (K1, YO) repeat to the end
Round 2: Knit

I was finding this very time consuming so I am know working as follows:

Cast on
Work border in 2 x 2 rib for 1 (1.5) inches.
Increase Round: *K2, M1; repeat from * to end.
Rounds 1 – 4: knit
Round 5: K2 tog, YO repeat to the end
Round 6: Knit next round
Rounds 7-10: Repeat rounds 5 & 6 twice more to to have 3 rounds with the yo pattern
Rounds 11 – 15: Knit
Round 12: K2 tog, YO repeat to the end
Round 13: Knit
Round 14: Knit – 1st decrease round
Rounds 15 – 18: knit


January 12, 2009 at 2:23 pm 2 comments

January … time to relax??

I can’t believe it has been over a month since my last post.

On the knitting front things did not go quite according to plans as I did not finish all my Christmas present projects. I did add a new hat which was not planned for but I got bored with the Boy Sweater and I needed a break from it. I knitted a very pretty lacy girly hat in about 1 week.

On the plus side I started to give away some of my presents and they were so well received … I was so so happy!

The hooded jumper fitted perfectly the 2yr old toddlers I made it for, even though I was really worried that it may have been too small.

The baby jacket was also well received from the mum-to-be. Since I have given it, I am very pleased to say that the new baby girl has arrived and they are all doing fine.

The other pressies were for a brother and sister, and since I did not finish one of them, I did not give either out at Christmas. However their birthdays are in January so I am using them as birthday presents. Last night I gave the one piece jumper and the girly hat to my 5 yrs old god-daughter and they fitted her perfectly!

At the moment I am still finishing the Boy Sweater, I simply have to finish sewing everything together, and it will then be ready for his birthday at the end of the month.

I have also started a new project. Just before Christmas I bought some dark violet / purple mohair and wool mix and I am knitting a beret in a lacy type pattern. It is progressing very very slowly. It is my first project working with 4 needles and I am finding the yarn very difficult to work with!

January 9, 2009 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

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