I am still on a roll with little projects and so are my staff! I finished up a hat for my father’s birthday done in his racing colors. He does this and is a driver (not jockey…we don’t have those in the this racing industry). Anyway, I whipped this up in Pear Tree 8 ply merino. Oh my gosh I have to make myself a hat in this stuff! It is amazing.
Simply Ribbed Hat
Cast on 112 sts with US #7 16″ circular needles, and join to work in the round
Work in K4, P4 ribbing for 10,” changing colors as you see fit. (I did a random mix of three colors for this hat but it could easily be done in one or more colors. It will take a total of two hanks, if you decide to use only one color.)
Row 1: K4, p2tog, p2; repeat from around.
Row 2: K4, P3; repeat around
Row 3: K4, p2tog, P1; repeat from around.
Row 4: K4, P2; repeat around
Row 5: K4, p2tog; repeat around
Row 6: K3, k2tog; repeat around
Row 7: K2, K2tog; repeat around
Row 8: K1, K2tog; repeat around
Row 9: K2tog; repeat around
Break yarn and draw through remaining stitches. Weave in all tails. Block lightly (or not…honestly, I didn’t block this at all)
Other small finished things: the Opera Scarf from Blue Sky Alpacas! This pattern uses 2 skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca Silk. It is a fast and easy stitch pattern and makes a lovely light accessory. You can get the pattern here.
This is only a few hours to complete. If you are on deadlines for the holidays, start to look at projects by the yardage. If you know that it takes you two hours to knit 200 yards, you can start to figure out the amount of time that each project will take. This is a 250-300 yard project.
Kel took home some Loop-d-Loop Tundra yarn on Friday and managed to whip up this awesome cowl/shrug/capelet thing over the weekend. Since the yarn is ENORMOUS, and it is knitted on US19 needles, it didn’t take her very long at all. How adorable is this thing?! The pattern is available from Interweave Knits here. Here is the best part: this project is only 175 yards!