Yesterday I started over with the BFL Sport weight yarn. I cut the tube scarf and started a hat, with a folded hem, and now I’m into the crown. I have discovered several ‘mistakes’ already, but at this point, I really don’t care much.
I LIKE how the folded up hem looks, and it gives me an idea for a different type of sweater collar, split in the middle, but as a collar I would still seam the inner and outer layers. And, believe it or not, that really is BLUE, not charcoal. 🙂
By the way, I am using a Size 7 circular. Sport weight is normally done on a 3, 4, or 5 needle, but because I am stranding and want to avoid bunching, it is good to go up 2 or 3 sizes and knit loosely.
Also, I already have my own favorite winter caps, so i don’t really need another one for myself. Once this is washed and blocked, it will be up for sale. I’m hoping to have it done in another week or two, so it will be ready to ship in time for you to give as a gift for someone who needs a warm wool beanie cap. Because it is double strand throughout, it will definitely be warm — especially for a baldie. 🙂
Earlier today I showed you the progress of the tubescarf, and announced my intention to do something different, since I like the way the red is banding. I cut the yarns and set that aside, and started over on the …Continue reading →
Last Tuesday I said I was knitting a tubescarf with some BFL sportweight yarn that did not sell, and I showed a picture of early progress.
I’ve been knitting along, pondering its future. And last night I noticed something — the red was showing definite banding. I like it. A lot. But not for a scarf any more.
I’m not going to rip this out, just cut the yarn and start over on a hat. I’ll do a hemmed 1×1 ribbing on the bottom, and use Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Pi method for decreasing at the crown so I don’t lose the spiraling.
And because the inside is correctly stranded, it offers a different lovely pattern as well, so the hat will be reversible. 🙂
Since I intend to use a provisional cast-on with hemmed ribbing, I will do that part on the machine. It will mean I have to seam the sides of the ribbing at the end, but that’s easier than spending hours on ribbing, when I’d rather spend those hours on the pattern stranding in the body of it.
UPDATE 2: Here is the direct link: https://hangouts.google.com/call/uqhuabsm7zv3tdvuzvmdsbjvyaa UPDATE: Okay, so I went in and figured how to start the conversation, and it provides a direct link to join the conversation, so I will come back around 9:50 CST …Continue reading →
These Phydlbitz Twinsets were previously posted on the Blog Reader Specials page, but they’ve not sold yet; I thought I’d show them together since some of the original photos don’t make it clear just how Twinset-y they are.
They are all Phydlbitz Sock (75/25 superwash/nylon, 430 yards), and normally they are $26.00 apiece. But, if you claim them here, and include “Gimme Gimme” in your request, you can have any of these four Twinsets for $40 the pair.
But if you don’t need any Twinsets, you can always claim just one of the pair, OR select from any of the vibrant yarns still remaining on the Blog Reader Specials page. 🙂