Saturday, May 11, 2013

Double Knitting Hat Pattern Review

So I am in the midst of the knitting the Eco Highland Duo Hat pattern from cascade yarns and I will say that my first experience with double knitting is not for the faint of heart. I am well into the seventh row of the pattern and the pattern is completely different on each side, so I need to continually change focus as to where I am in each pattern and whether I am knitting or purling. Fortunately, since the purl stitches are striped, after the first row you are simply purling the same color into each stitch.

The fair isle side is a bit more complicated because while you are purling the stripes, you are also knitting the fair isle between the purl stitches. But at the same time, it is quite fun and exciting to see two patterns working up all at once.

I have to confess that the first few rows I had to take out several times because I miss counted stitches somewhere in each of the patterns but now that I can see more of the patterns, it is coming along faster. I recommend the pattern if you want a challenging double knitting pattern but definitely plan on using a lot of patience and focus for this pattern!

Free pattern:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BasketWeave Scarf Pattern

I created this basket-weave scarf last winter while on Christmas vacation at my parent's house looking at the winter wonderland that is their backyard.

I wanted to create a scarf that was warm, durable, and fashionable for many winters to come and that could transition from outdoor trekking to an evening out with friends and family.

This scarf is made of wool-acrylic blend, bulky-weight yarn and measures 70 inches long by 9.5 inches wide and is machine washable in cold water.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Double Knitting

Well, spring is upon us and I am still knitting winter hats! Right now I am trying to complete my first double knitting project. It is this lovely little hat from cascade yarns.
I am only on the 6th row, but I am excited to see how it works up. It is a little bit of a challenge because there is a different pattern on each side.

When I am finished I will post images :)

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