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Hats off!!!

These are most of the hats that I've been churning out in the past few weeks.  Most use the Reynolds Lopi.   The small ones are going to be gifts for my newest grand neice who is due next month.  The purple and green striped one is the "umbilical cord" hat from the Stitch N Bitch book, and the furry blue one was just my own "let's see what happens when I do this" design.  A couple will be just for me, and I will send a couple of them for the Dulaan project.  I think the green one in the back might be what Mel used for his Dulaan hat and I agree, it does look like ass on it's own.  I like the way the blue one on top almost looks like faded denim.

Weekly topic #14

Out of all the combinations; what is your favourite stitch and why?

kiwiknitter's picture

Hoody 4 Hubby

My Better Half rarely asks me to knit something for him but when he saw this hooded jumper, he had to have it.  It is made with “rare earth” (Aussie) brand dye-free alpaca and superfine merino boucle wool.  The pattern is from “Tasman Designer Yarns Homegrown Collection”.  It took me 8 weeks to knit this up which is a long time considering the simplicity of the pattern.  I think my best friend kept distracting me ;-)  I decided to knit this in a garter stitch instead of the stocking stitch for several reasons.  First, my partner likes his garments loose and large and garter stitch will stretch both length- and width-wise.  Second, garter stitch is warmer than stocking stitch.  Third, garter stitch provides a more flexible fabric.  The only problem was that garter stitch uses more wool than stocking stitch and this garment sucked up the skeins of wool.  It took 23 skeins at $8.95 each – you do the math: this is one expensive hoody!  The pattern is easy-peasy and would be great for a beginner.  The only shaping is at the front collar and a few rows at the top of each sleeve; none at the arms on front and back.  The pattern for the hood itself was completely incorrect.  I’d never knitted a hood before but I was suspicious from the first reading of the pattern.  I made the hood anyway and the pattern for the adult man’s size just barely fit our 11 year old son.  In addition, it was the oddest shape and was very obviously incorrect.  I had no idea how to make a hood.  My computer had just slipped into a coma so I couldn't ask for assistance on MWK so I figured it was time to heed JPaul's advice and just design something by myself.  I decided to just pick up stitches all around the neck line and just knit a hood.  I like the way this made for an invisible seam at the place where the hood meets the collar line.

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Round Loom Knitting

Just curious if there is anyone else that has done or who is doing round loom knitting?  I'm working on a 3 panel blanket and have been enjoying it.  I want to work on a sweater but don't understand regular patterns, let alone the patterns for the round loom.  I found a website that shows a lot of styles of knitting that you can do with the loom, such as cable, stocking, etc.  The greatest thing about round loom knitting is you get very fast results in a short period of time.  Great for beginners that may want to move on to needles and hooks!

Craig's picture

Another piece in progress

Kenny's picture

WIP Twisted Float Shrug

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Works in progress

Bear's picture

where u at?

Im usually up till 2 or 3 in the morning and at some point i have seen as many as 75 guests online.  but where are they at?  as i write this 10 people are online, where they at?

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image gallery

how do i put my project pics on the gallery.

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my Dulaan hats

Here are a couple of hats i made this weekend.  they are going too dulaan project.  I also hace 5 more on order for me to make.

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