Tuesday, December 21, 2010

merry cowlmiss!

Merry christmas mom! Knit on size 10.5 16" circular needles with Bernat Satin yarn (don't ask me the color, it was leftover yarn from a different project) this cowly was probably the easiest thing i've ever done; 150 stitches cast on with a basic knit/purl every other round. It's extra long - I twisted it in two to wear around my neck - hopefully dear mom will do the same.

who? whoooooooo?

i have several friends that freakthefvckout over owls. so when i found this pattern, i had to make it for my dear friend Holly. this was a SUPER quick knit, i finished it over two days. it's adorably easy. i'd suggest making the ribbing a bit bigger than the pattern suggested, perhaps 1.5 or 2 inches, rather than the 1.

no. more. cowls.

this is a crimmas present for my darling, ungrateful Jenny. since she abandoned knitting (for shame!), she'll never see this post. i think. anywho, you can find the pattern for this lovely cowl here . i used a worsted weight yarn and knit this on 10.5 needles for a bulky look. i think it's finished length is about 20 inches, just long enough to pull up in the back to use as a hood when the winter winds get ta blowin.

Monday, December 6, 2010

welcome back to your regularly scheduled knitting.

I finally finished the cowl I started a year ago. I know, I know. SLOW DOWN ERIN!! Anyways, it's big & floofy & I just love it. I did about 6 repeats of the 30 row pattern. The link to the pattern can be found on the previous entry.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

cowling out.

burberry-inspired cowl pattern.

i super enjoy making these cowls. one of these times, i'll even keep one for myself.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

hurricane hat!

sorry for the sideways picture, but i haven't the time nor patience to correct it. plus, every one needs a good stretch of the neck so...you're welcome in advance.

this yarn has seen better days. it's been a part of two frogged hats (one being a giant hat with a stupid pattern and the other being the early version of this hat). i got the pattern here. for a n00b, the way it's written was a problem. i didnt understand the adding a stitch to make the total number of stitches an odd number when the pattern was in sets of 10. turns out, that odd numbered stitch allows your knitting to rotate around the hat (with out it, you end up with a really wide rib). however, because of the rotation it is 1.) impossible to use markers and 2.) hard to keep track of where you "started" (bc sometimes your starting marker (necessary for the knowledge of where your row ends) inevitably bounces around throughout the pattern. For the 2nd reason, I'd say this hat is "medium" easy. Otherwise, it is a super simple, quick knit and took me two nights and part of a saturday, but if i hadn't been so lazy, I'd say you could finish this in a day.