Awhile back, I made my friend Mark a cowl and for his May birthday, I would knit him a hat in time for the Australian winter. I had three skeins of this Briggs & Little yarn creating two mens’ hats and one cowl from it. I love a nice blue. The knitting of this project did not take three months, but I did put it aside for some socks in between. I modified it to be smaller cast on and I hope it’s warm and snug.
Two by Two, started January 24th 2018, finished April 10th 2018.
Pattern: Two by Two by Anne Gagnon
Made for: Mark, 55cm head circumference.
Yarn: Regal by Briggs & Little – Worsted – 100% Wool (249 meters / 113 grams) – 1 skein
Needles: US6/4.0mm 40″/100cm circulars
Modifications & Notes:
- German Twisted CO 96 sts
- Knit to 8.5” before decreases
- Had 24sts between markers for dec
Cost of Project: The skein cost about $3.99
Would I knit it again? Maybe.
My second finished project of the year! This was suppose to be my 2018 Winter Olympics knitting project but I don’t think I can knit a pair of socks in two weeks like I use to back in 2010. It was a stretch, but I have learned my lesson. It’ll be easy scarves or hats for next Olympics challenge.
Since I bought two skeins of this yarn for P’s socks, I had more than enough leftover for a pair for me. I wanted a fairly easy pattern for the challenge and I prefer ribbed or plain knit socks now since I use my wool socks when I run outdoors. This pattern has been in my queue awhile and I think I almost made it earlier. However, I was not satisfied with the way it was written. The heel turn was unclear which would make it confusing for a beginner or novice. I was able to wrap and turn as I normally would, but it’s not a good heel. Secondly, the toe was not good for magic looping so I changed that as well. The stitch count after the heel also meant I had to shift the stitches too. Something I never like with magic loop, but that’s more on me than the pattern.
Snow Queen Sock, started February 9, 2018, finished March 25, 2018.
Pattern: Snow Queen Sock by Emmy Coplea
Size: US 6.5/UK 4/EUR 36
Yarn: Lang Yarns Jawoll Aktion Color – 132.0370 – 75% Wool, 25% Nylon (420 meters / 100 grams)
Needles: US 1/2.25 mm – 40″/100cm long circulars for magic loop
Modifications & Notes:
- Shortened leg
- Modified heel turn
- Changed toe to be standard dec 4 sts every other row until 16sts
Cost of Project: Each skein was about $12CAD.
Would I knit it again? No.
The first of six knitting projects I want to finish in 2018. This Bandana Cowl was made quickly for my partner to use, but I’ve been using it as well. If I make a third one for me, I’d make it tighter at the neck and generally smaller so it can be more of a true bandana for me.
Bandana Cowl II, started January 15, 2018, finished January 24, 2017.
Pattern: Bandana Cowl from Purl Soho
Made for: P
Yarn: Briggs & Regal Little – 100% Wool in Royal Blue – used 0.63 skein or 156.7 meters (171.4 yards), 71 grams
Needles: #9/5.5mm 40″/100cm long circulars
Modifications & Notes: The same as the last one.
Cost of Project: The yarn cost about $4 before taxes.
Would I knit it again? I already did and probably would again