Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
This is a knitted hat with a spiral brim. I got the pattern here: http://helpinghearts0.tripod.com/id7.html
I had a little problem with it. I cast on 80 stitches like the pattern says for the adult size. For the brim to make the spiral the pattern has to move over one stitch on each round. If you cast on 80 it will move over 2 stitches. You have to cast on a multiple of 6 plus or minus 1. So I did 79 stitches and it worked fine. If you want the spirals to go the other direction cast on 77 stitches. The only other problem I had is that 6 inches from the beginning to start decreasing is too short for an adult hat. I had to go 8 inches from the beginning before I started before I started to decrease. I used Red Heart Soft and size 8 needles.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
This is a crocheted sock yarn scarf. It is done with sock yarn from Enchanted Knoll Farm. The color is called Big Sky. I used a Size F crochet hook. It is 6" wide and about 65" long. I used a stitch called the "Arch Stitch". I got the pattern for the stitch out of the Leisure Arts book "63 Easy-To-Crochet Pattern Stitches."
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Thursday, February 09, 2012
This is my newest scarf. The pattern is called the Saroyan. It was designed by Liz Abinante. I got the pattern from Ravelry. I used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Wool Ease. The color is called Autumn. It is difficult to see in the picture but one edge is straight and the other edge has a leaf pattern. It is narrow in each end and goes straight in the middle.